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Tuesdays with Dorie: Lemon Custard

Tuesdays with Dorie:  Lemon Custard

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Get ready for your weekly sugar fix as it is Tuesdays with Dorie (TWD).  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 recipe for Lemon Custard was perfect and definitely did not disappoint in the comfort food area!

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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 used 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 springtime dessert.

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jacqueline

Wednesday 11th of March 2009

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

food librarian

Tuesday 10th of March 2009

Looks delicious! I love those bowl too - so cute!

AmyRuth

Tuesday 10th of March 2009

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

Heather B

Tuesday 10th of March 2009

Love your cups! Great job this week!

Margaret

Tuesday 10th of March 2009

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