Alexandre Farm's Baked Custard
The (in)credible science
Eggs provide an affordable option for an important source of protein, but not all eggs are considered equal. A recent study published in the journal Acta Scientiarum Polonorum Technologia Alimentaria compared the overall quality and nutritional composition between organic and conventionally produced eggs. Organic eggs came out on top with larger yolks and more macronutrients of sodium and potassium.
These Baked Custards are the most ideal meal to bring to your next potluck! Get creative by adding whipped cream and berries on top. Enjoy!
Timing: 30 minutes
4 Large Alexandre Kids Organic Pastured Eggs
2 cups Alexandre Family Farm A2/A2 Organic 4% Whole Milk
¼ to ½ cup local organic honey
A pinch of salt
1 teaspoon grated organic Meyer lemon rind
1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
⅛ teaspoon grated organic nutmeg
(10) 4oz. canning jars or custard cups
Dutch oven or deep roasting pan (tall enough to submerge jars ¾ of the way).
Prepare a water bath for the custard cups in a Dutch oven or deep roasting pan. Add enough water so that it will meet the top of the custard in the jar when you fill the jars (about 3/4 full). Preheat the water and pan in the oven at 325° for 20 minutes. Heat the milk in a saucepan over low to medium heat, but do not let it boil. Remove the milk from the heat and stir in the honey and salt. While the mixture cools, beat the eggs in a bowl. Going slowly so as not to curdle the milk, beat 1 tablespoon at a time of the warm milk mixture into the eggs. Beat in the grated lemon rind, vanilla, and nutmeg. Pour the mixture into the custard cups, dividing evenly. Safely pull the pot from the oven. Place the filled custard cups into the pan of water and return it to oven. Bake for 1 to 1¼ hours at 325°, or until custard is firm at the edges and almost firm in the center. Remove and let cool. OPTIONAL: When ready to serve, top each custard with about a teaspoon of sugar in a thin layer. Place ramekins in a broiler 2 to 3 inches from heat source. Turn on broiler. Cook until sugar melts and browns, about 4 min. Alternatively, use a kitchen torch.