I have missed the last two Tuesday With Dorie recipes. Although tonight, along with the lemon custard, I FINALLY made the Caramel Crunch Bars! YUM!
So not to miss 3 weeks in a row of TWD, I went ahead and made the Lemon Custard.
Now I really love lemon flavored anything so that was a bonus of making this recipe. But there were some detractors too...
I'm not a big custard fan, mainly because I don't drink dairy products. So i cut the recipe in half and made just enough to taste it and not feel bad about not eating it all.
I was very surprised at how lemony the milk got after letting it steep for awhile.
What i didn't like was trying to whisk the eggs and strain the milk at the same time. And trying not to scald myself with hot milk. I am not that talented so let's just say I made a big ol' mess.
I baked my custard in some pretty coffee mugs, waiting until they were just jiggly in the middle (like my thighs) and set it out to cool.
From what i tasted it had a nice lemon flavor, sans lemon extract, but it was very eggy. I do not like eggy. I read a lot of comments on TWD and many people said that this was an eggy custard. And they did not exaggerate.
I'm glad I made it because I've never made real custard before.
I think i will go eat another caramel crunch bar instead. MMMMMMMMM!!!!