Sunday, February 28, 2010
i have company coming for lunch today. it's a casual affair; just sandwiches but last week when i was feeling pretty out of sorts the one thing that i thought would make me feel better was one really fine and ripe tomato on a sandwich, and maybe a friend to share it with.
when your fantasy life is tame like that, you get to live all your wildest dreams.
but anyway, since i was in the mood for it, yesterday i baked custard. you can't do it on a whim 'coz it has to set up, but it's easy to do.
this one's a little caramel number, which in this case means a plain honey-sweetened custard with caramelized sugar in the bottom of the dish. once the custard sets in, the caramel turns to sauce and you can either eat it out of the cup or you can plate it and let the sauce run down. either way it's lovely.
the custard mix can be beaten by hand, or you can just toss it into the blender.
be sure to put the cups in a water bath before you put them in the oven to bake.
and when it comes out, let it set to cool. you can do it a day or two in advance and it will be perfect.