My mother makes this each Christmas. Many of my relatives freeze the custard and eat it with a spoon.
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 10 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1 gallon milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a medium mixing bowl, mix together eggs and white sugar. Stir in milk.
In the lower pot of a double boiler, add water and bring to a low boil. Into the top pot, pour milk and sugar mixture. Cook over medium heat until mixture coats a spoon, about 30 minutes.
Add vanilla extract and strain using a sieve. Chill before serving.