Perfect Stirred Custard
|Eggs/6 egg yolks||4|
|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Milk||2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)|
|Pure vanilla extract||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
Blend together eggs, sugar and salt in a large saucepan; gradually stir in milk.
Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and just coats a metal spoon, 15 to 20 minutes.
Stir in vanilla.
Cool quickly by setting pan in a bowl of ice or cold water and stirring a few minutes.
Cover by placing plastic wrap directly on custard; chill thoroughly.
Serve over fresh fruit for a fanciful dessert that's simplicity itself.