Summertime Sencha Custard

by J. Blais

20130719-custardSERVINGS: 3
SERVING SIZE: 5 oz
PREPARATION TIME: 55 Minutes

INGREDIENTS

20130719-ingredients

  • 2 2/3 cups milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbs sencha or matcha powder
  • pinch of salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix eggs, sugar, sencha (or matcha) powder and salt in a bowl.
  2. Scald milk over low heat, then gradually pour milk into egg mixture while stirring.
  3. Place custard cups inside of a baking pan, then pour mixture into custard cups.
  4. Add hot water to the large baking pan, then bake at 325 for about 45 minutes, or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Allow custard to cool, then refrigerate until ready to serve.

TIPS

  • Makes 3 – 5 oz servings.
  • Do not whip eggs.
  • For a stronger tea flavor, add extra tea powder. (Mint, vanilla or other flavors can be added as well.)
  • For better results make sure water level is equal to custard level.
  • Custard can be baked in a large oven safe glass bowl instead of individual cups, however cooking time will be extended.
  • To use as a custard base for bread pudding, add extra tea powder.

 

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