Tuesday, March 10, 2009

TWD~Lemon Cup Custard


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!!!!

23 comments :

Danielle said...

Ok the eggy comments scared me and now you said it too I think I am skipping the lemaon custard.
Love the thighs comment I needed to LOL at 5am!

Flourchild said...

Ya I agree with you give me a caramel crunch bar instead! I love your coffee cups..so pretty!

Leslie said...

I'm so glad you made the caramel crunch bars! They were fabulous. The lemon custard, not so much. At least we can say we tried it, right? Love those coffee cups!!!

Maria said...

LOVE your dishes!! I love everything black and white, where did you find those cups??? Too cute!

Pamela said...

See, now I don't feel like I've missed out on anything. I love those coffee mugs!!

Peggy said...

Your coffee cups are beautiful! I'm glad I didn't make this. I'm sure it would not be for me. On to next week!

Teanna said...

Hahah those caramel crunch bars only get better as the days go on! Sorry you weren't a fan of the custard! Definitely indulge in some more bars!

...sensible of shoe said...

"waiters bring them spinach custard, sheep add sugar, salt and mustard".

Name that book!

Sabrina said...

SHeep Out to Eat

Too easy.

pinkstripes said...

I agree this was a venture in dexterity.

SiHaN said...

oh please.. i'm sure that jiggly thigh situation can be fixed. hehe.

Anyway, I'm glad you love the photos on the National Museum of Singapore I published on my blog. It's surprising and sweet at the same time that you've taken such a liking to the multi-cultural aspect of our society. I've grown rather numb to it actually. But thinking about it, it's really a miracle that the govt has gotten everything together with so many different races living in such a minimal space.

Kristina P. said...

Is it like creme brulee?

Heather of the EO said...

uuuum, when you come over to visit (which could be any day, you pick!) you can totally bring something like this.

I'm kidding of course, but come over anyway.

thisgirlsjourney said...

I just read your comment at SCL and laughed out loud! I can just see you and your brother playing nurses!

chocolatechic said...

Your cups are gorgeous.

Melissa said...

I would much prefer the caramel crunch bars. Wish I had some right now!

karen said...

i too love those cups. i like anything black and white. i agree about the whisking and the straining, that was tough. on to next week...

AmyRuth said...

Yep, those are pretty cups! I'm behind on those bars too. If you liked them, I should make them to go along with the cake next week, right? I guess I'm an eggy person, cuz I liked the custard. It was light and smooth. Oh well, there are a few gazillion other recipes out there to bake. Yippee Good work even for a non-dairy girl.
AmyRuth

Cathy said...

OH yeah, I'll take another crunch bar, please. The custards were not really my thing, but it is always fun to try something new. Yours look so pretty in those cool cups!

Jess said...

Glad you tried it - looks great, even if it wasn't your favorite (or mine). Love the coffee mugs, too!

Jules Someone said...

Good for you for trying the recipe. Loved the crunch bars.

TeaLady said...

Good that you at least tried. Sorry you didn't care for it. Custard ---love it or hate it. Love the cups and spoon and the custard looks yummy!

farah said...

Good for you for making the custard, sorry you didn't like it. I read the P&Q's and decided to make the vanilla version and liked it. Love your cups and chinese spoon :)

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