Basic Egg Custard
|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Milk||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Vanilla pod/1 teaspoon vanilla extract||1|
Beat eggs, egg yolks, and sugar together, using electric mixer at medium speed, about 5 minutes, until thick and doubled in bulk.
Slowly heat milk with vanilla pod in heavy saucepan until hot but not boiling.
Remove pod; stir milk into egg mixture.
Pour into top of large double boiler; add vanilla pod.
Cook over hot water, stirring constantly, about 20 minutes, until thickened.
Remove vanilla pod; rinse and pat dry for future use.
Makes thin custard that can also be used as a sauce.