2 cups milk
1½ tablespoons corn starch
1/4 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Makes 4 servings.
- Heat the milk in a double boiler,
retaining enough to moisten the corn starch.
- Mix the corn starch, sugar, and salt, and
moisten with the cold milk. Add this to the heated milk in the double
boiler, stir until the mixture has thickened, and then cook for 20 to
25 minutes. <>>
- <>Beat the egg, add to it a spoonful of the
hot mixture, and then pour this into the double boiler, stirring to
prevent the curding of the egg. Cook for a minute or two, or until the
egg has had time to thicken, remove from the heat, and add the vanilla.>
- <>When cold, serve in individual dishes or
glasses with a spoon of whipped cream on top of each portion.>
|Did You Know?
dessert known as Floating Island does not differ very much from soft
custard. It is slightly thicker and contains whipped cream, which is
used for the island.
If whipped cream cannot be obtained, however, the
white of egg may be substituted for it. In such an event, the white of
the egg included in the recipe may be retained when the custard is made
and used on top by sweetening it with sugar or perhaps by beating into
it a small amount of pink jelly.