Bridget of The Way the Cookie Crumbles chose Lemon Cup Custard for the TWD recipe this week. A. and I thought it was very tasty! I forgot to add the lemon extract, so it wasn't extra lemony, but it had just a hint of flavor.
[lemon cup custard recipe]
There were a lot of negative comments on the weekly Problems & Questions post on the TWD blog. Apparently people thought it had too much of an "eggy" flavor/texture, but I think that's just how custard is. Personally, I thought it was very good, and I was also happy to have a dessert that was lower in sugar and calories and higher in protein than normal!
There were only a few ingredients in this recipe, just the basics for a custard. For this type of recipe it's best to use quality ingredients, since each one plays so much of a role in the flavor and quality of the finished dessert.
(And there is the lemon extract that I forgot to add! D'oh)
It is a pretty straightforward recipe, although I thought steeping the lemon rind in the milk was a little odd. I ended up letting it steep for like 2 hours because I'd mistimed dinner, but I think that just gave it a little bit more of a chance to infuse.
Whisking the eggs and sugar:
I forgot to strain the milk while combining it with the eggs, so after I combined it all I strained it into another bowl and skimmed off the top.
Voilà, the baked custard! These ramekins actually held 1/4 of the recipe instead of 1/6, so I ended up tacking on a couple of extra minutes to the bake time.
Lemon Cup Custard
2 1/2 c whole milk (590 ml)
1 1/2 t lemon zest (about 1 lemon)
4 large eggs
100 g sugar (1/2 c)
1/4 t lemon extract or 1/8 t lemon oil (optional)
[recipe instructions on Bridget's blog]
Nutrition Facts from NutritionData.com:
per 1/6th of recipe
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Fat: 7 g
Saturated Fat: 3 g
Cholesterol: 151 mg
Sodium: 87 mg
Carbohydrates: 22 g
Dietary Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 7 g
Thank you, Bridget, for picking this recipe (and sorry about all the haters! ;) ) Check out her blog for the full recipe, and don't forget to look at the TWD blogroll to see the rest of the custards.