Baked Egg Custard

Fork Baked Egg Custard

Cooking time: 35

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking: 35 minutes

Serves: 6


Here’s a classic British treat for you that’s surprisingly easy to make. A great dessert but can be eaten any time of the day!


  • 600ml semi skimmed milk
  • 3 medium Bird Bros eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 25g caster sugar
  • Freshly ground nutmeg


  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 3/170°C/fan oven 150°C/325°F.

  2. Heat the milk until quite hot, but do not boil it. Remove from the heat.

  3. Whisk the eggs, vanilla extract and sugar together in a large jug, then pour on the hot milk stirring all the time. Strain the mixture through a sieve into 6 individual baking dishes, or into one large dish.

  4. Stand the dishes, or dish, in a roasting tin with enough warm water to come about halfway up the sides. Bake for 25-30 minutes for individual desserts, or for about 50-55 minutes for one large dish. The custard should be set and firm to the touch. Cool slightly.

  5. Serve the custards with a sprinkling of freshly ground nutmeg and maybe some fresh fruit.

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