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Recipe for family meals :

Caramel Custard

This is one of the recipes that has been provided by Shirley Cline from San Fransisco. (You can contact Shirley by emailing her - click here).


6 egg yolks
1 cup sugar (reserve 1/2 cup)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup water

  • In a mixing bowl, beat the yolks, sugar and vanilla until they are thick.
  • Scald the milk and add to milk mixture, stirring constantly.
  • Next, place the reserved 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water in a heavy skillet.
  • Boil over low heat until it attains a deep amber color.
  • Pour caramel into 6 custard cups.
  • Swirl the caramel around to coat the sides and bottoms of the cups evenly.
  • Pour custard mixture into cups.
  • Place cups in a roasting pan and pour hot water into the pan until it reaches half up the sides of the cups.
  • Bake in a preheated 350º oven for 30 - 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center can be drawn out clean.
  • To serve, run knife around the sides of cups to loosen the custard and unmold onto serving dishes.

Caution must be taken with the caramel or a severe burn may occur).

Serves 6

Shirley Cline