Comforting Baked Custard

October 14, 2022

This article was written for Annabel & Grace, which is now part of Rest Less.

Just the ticket for a nippy autumnal evening. Classic comfort food, this is marvellous served with poached fruit or a baked banana. It may well take you back to your childhood. Another plus is the fact that you will almost certainly have all these ingredients already, so you can knock up this comforting baked custard any time you like.

Comforting Baked Custard

Difficulty: Easy




  • 4 eggs

  • 110g caster sugar

  • 300ml milk

  • 300ml single cream

  • 1tsp vanilla extract

  • Freshly grated nutmeg


  • Preheat oven to 150 degrees and whisk eggs and sugar until just combined.
  • Heat the milk, cream and vanilla extract in a saucepan over medium heat until just below boiling point, remove from heat and pour over the egg mixture. Beat until just combined, then strain mixture into a 1-litre baking dish. Sprinkle the surface of the custard with grated nutmeg.
  • Place the dish into a deep roasting pan and fill with enough boiling water to come halfway up the sides of the baking dish. Bake for 45 minutes until just set. Serve warm.

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