Baked Custard

Ingredients:

3 eggs slightly beaten
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sugar
3 cups scalded milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Nutmeg

Preparation:

Combine eggs, salt and sugar. Add milk slowly, stirring constantly. Add vanilla. Pour into small custard cups. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Place in pan of hot water and bake in moderate oven (350) degrees 30 to 35 minutes, or until a knife inserted in center of custard comes out clean. Serves 4 ("We usually double recipe and get 10 small cups".)(time is approximately the same.)

OR

Pour into large mold and bake as above 45 - 50 minutes.

Variations:

Chocolate: Add 1 1/2 oz (squares) chocolate to milk; heat until melted.

Coffee: Scald 2 tablespoons ground coffee with milk, strain. Proceed as for baked custard.

Rum: Omit vanilla and add 2 tablespoons rum.

Ethel K. Brown (Teri August's Mom)