Thursday, May 13, 2010

strawberries with custard

Since we have so many strawberries I am trying to use them. Spring is over in the south and while we wanted dessert we did not want anything heavy. I was flipping through the Williams-Sonoma savory desserts cookbook and came across a recipe for strawberries with custard. So I decided to whip it up.

I tossed 2 cup strawberries with some sugar and let them refrigerate for a few hours.

To make the custard you need
1 c. milk
2 egg yolks
1/4 c. sugar
2 tsp flour
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1/2 tsp vanilla

In a saucepan over med. heat warm the milk until small bubbles form on edge,but not boiling. In a bowl beat the egg yolks, sugar and flour until mixture is pale and thick. Slowly pour in milk while stirring constantly. Pour the contents of the bowl into the saucepan. Stir in lemon zest and heat over low . Stir continuously until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. About 5 min (mine took almost 8) . Stir in vanilla. Pour in bowl. Press plastic wrap directly on custard (Prevents a skin) . Let cool.

To serve : put down a layer of strawberries. Place custard on top and lay more strawberries over custard. Top with whipped cream.

This was so good. We really enjoyed it and can not wait to try it with other berries. I love blackberries and think it would be so good with that.


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