Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins
From E. Shern at Madison Middle School.
- Preheat oven to 350*. Heat cream over low heat til bubbles form around edge of pan. Beat egg yolks and sugar together until thick (about 3 minutes). Gradually beat cream into egg yolks. Stir in vanilla and pour into 6 (6 oz.) custard cups. Place custard cups in baking pan that has about 1/2" of water in the bottom. Bake until set- about 45 minutes. Remove custard cups from water and refrigerate until chilled. Sprinkle each custard cup with 2 teaspoons sugar. Place on top rack under broiler and cook until topping is medium brown. Chill again before serving.
Absolutely love this recipe. First had it in 1974 when attending the Worlds Fair in Spokane. Clinkerdaggers used more sugar than normal chefs do now, making a thin layer of "candy" that had to be tapped with the back of your spoon to crack. It was much better than what we get nowadays. Thanks for addition!