Tuesdays with Dorie: Lemon Custard

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Get ready for your weekly sugar fix as it is Tuesdays with Dorie (TWD) time again.  Bridget of The Way the Cookie Crumbles picked one of our favorite desserts – custard.  I love making custards.  It screams COMFORT food for us.  As well it is a dessert that is made with basic staples that one always should have on hand – milk, sugar, eggs and some sort of flavoring.

This particular recipe infuses lemon zest with milk.  I did use Meyer Lemon zest and I let it infuse for an hour instead of 30 minutes.  As well I used an unrefined sugar which gave it a small bite of a caramel undertone.  I did not use the optional extract as I wanted the pureness of the Meyer Lemon to be tasted.  The custard is baked in a bain marie, which I am very use to using, the only difference this time, was that Dorie asked us to put a double layer of paper towel in the bottom of the pan. Otherwise, it is a simple and straightforward recipe.

The custard came out creamy, light and very fresh.  The perfect spring time dessert.

Comments

  1. Oh…how I heart those little cups you put your custards in.

    Where did you purchase them?

  2. I agree, the lemon was perfect for Spring. Now if it would only stop snowing! Your custards look perfect

  3. VERY delicious looking – perfect for Spring. For those that have it already! Love your little custard dishes… I love stuff like that! Very nicely put together!

  4. Oh wow, your custards are adorable. That totally makes me want cute little dishes like that. I’m happy to see a baked custard fan!

  5. The flavor was light and subtle. I liked it, mostly. Your pics are great. Love the little cups.

  6. Love your cups! Great job this week!

  7. I love custard too. Ditto on the cups…. too cute and individual. How could you turn down something so basic. Great job
    AmyRuth

  8. Looks delicious! I love those bowl too – so cute!

  9. I’ve got a bowl of Meyer Lemons and was just looking for a new recipe. Woo hoo!

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