- 3 egg yolks
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
- Sliced pound cake
- Fresh berries of choice
- Beat together eggs, sugar and salt. Scald milk (heat to 180°) and pour slowly over egg mixture. Return mixture to top of double boiler or metal bowl over simmering water, and constantly whisk the egg yolks, water and lemon juice until mixture reaches 160° or is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
- Mixture will not have the consistency of a firm baked custard. Cool over ice water, stirring occasionally. Add vanilla. If mixture separates, beat with egg beater until smooth. Serve chilled over slice pound cake; top with berries. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Southern-Style Soft Custard in Country June/July 1990, p47
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