Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tuesdays With Dorie - Vanilla Cup Custard



I was really looking forward to making this until two things happened.......  

....the first was my sons and my husband getting the flu.  Not just any flu, Manflu.  

Secondly, i read the P&Q's.  I felt so disheartened and really felt that if the recipe wasn't good then i wasn't going to waste any precious caregiving time making something that wouldn't be eaten ;)

It was monday night and i'm not sure what happened but i had a change of heart and decided to give the Lemon Cup Custard a chance.  I didn't have any lemons, lemon extract or lemon oil, so made the Vanilla Cup Custard.  I took Dorie's advice and used Almond Extract in addition to Vanilla Extract.  

I liked this recipe a lot.  It was light, sweet but not overly sweet, not quite a dessert but more like something to cleanse the palette (i mean this in a good way).  I didn't find it eggy, as some people did, i think this was due to the almond  essence.  A few spoonfuls were enough for me until i ate it spread on top of digestive biscuits (graham crackers), really good :)

Thank you Bridget from The Way the cookie crumbles for choosing this weeks recipe.  You can get the full recipe here.  

14 comments:

pinkstripes said...

Man flu is the worst! I hope everyone is feeling better. I'm glad you liked the custard.

Teanna said...

Oh no!!! Not man flu!!! Stay away!!! Glad you liked the custard! It really was so delicious!

n.o.e said...

I'm glad you gave the recipe a chance. And that you were pleasantly surprised! For me, that's what's great about TWD - making a recipe that you don't think will be good and it turns out to be a new favorite. I'll bet this custard would be good in a tart with a digestive crust!
Nancy

Michele said...

The almond extract sounds really good. I'm glad you liked the recipe.Your photos look great, I love the pretty dishes! I hope everyone is feeling better at your house!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

oh, manflu is the worst! I love your photo of the custard!!

Melissa said...

I wish I had tried the vanilla version, it looks great. So glad you liked it! And I hope everyone's feeling better in your house!

Pamela said...

Manflu?!?! That is THE WORST! I feel for you, Farah! Nice job on the pudding. Hope all the men in your life are over that flu by now! Glad you enjoyed the custard.

Joy said...

The vanilla/almond sounds really good. I love the idea of adding a little almond. My grandma used to make a custard pie with a custard like this, layer raspberries on a pie crust, pour custard over and bake. It's my favorite recipe of hers :)

Natashya said...

So glad you liked it! I rarely read the P&Qs, good thing!
Sorry your husband is being annoying, I mean sick. Hope all is well soon!

Linda said...

Yike --- hope everyone at home is recovering nicely!

Glad you decided to go for it and make the custard. I like the sound of your vanilla version!

Jacque said...

Oh, how fortunate that you changed your mind. Maybe you needed a reward for living with sick people, which is never fun.

I'm glad you ended up liking it. The almond version sounds delish!

Engineer Baker said...

I'm glad you changed your mind and liked it - manflu is a dangerous thing at times :)

crumblycookie said...

I really want to try the vanilla/almond version. I agree, the custard wasn't all that desserty, which I thought was a nice change actually. I'm glad you liked it!

Jess said...

I'm glad you liked it - you need something to enjoy when surrounded by man flu!