Tuesday, March 10, 2009

TWD:VANILLA CUP CUSTARD


One word: Yikes! Well, this is one recipe I could surely live without! No offense to Bridget of The Way The Cookie Crumbles who obviously didn't intend on selecting such an unsuccessful dessert; as deemed by most of my fellow TWD'ers. Like Bridget, I too envisioned this recipe to be a satiny fresh lemony tangy custard that could be paired with almost anything. Unfortunately this turned out to be just the opposite-dull, wilted, and tasteless.

Well, at least I got something to show for it with my pictures! I did go with the vanilla version of this custard by steeping a fully scrapped vanilla bean ( both pod and insides) in hot milk. When I tried the final product I was sincerely nauseated. It was eggy, jiggly, and frightening. I went ahead and sprinkled some super fine sugar on top of this jiggly mess and used my kitchen torch to crust the top; hoping I could salvage this treat. Alas, it didn't help. So it goes...

If you'd like to be brave enough to try this recipe on your own (perhaps you can amend it for the better-if so, leave me a comment with your changes!) you can find the recipe here.

11 comments:

chocolatechic said...

Sorry you didn't like it, but it looks gorgeous.

Emily Rose said...

haha, I didn't like it either- but my dad loved it!! I hate custard- like you said, it's so eggy! eww! but there are some real custard lovers in the world!

Leslie said...

At least it looks fabulous! I admire you for putting so much effort into photographing something you didn't even like!

vibi said...

Too bad... I'm sorry you didn't like it. I did.

I was sure that those beautiful pictures, and nice presentation... were because the custard inspired you!

Hummm... at least, most are on your side.

pinkstripes said...

Your custard looks gorgeous. Too bad you didn't like it!

Heather B said...

I wasn't a fan either. Your pictures look great!

Teanna said...

Oh no! Sorry you didn't like it, but it really is beautiful!

TeaLady said...

Ah, well. Sometimes it just doesn't work out. But you did try it and it does look good. I actually like custard, but this one could have been a little less subtle in flavor. Maybe with another spice...

Tracey said...

Your custard looks great! I wasn't a huge fan of this recipe either but at least we tried.

Linda said...

I'm sorry to hear that this wasn't a success. still, your photos are pretty terrific --- the custard has such a vibrant yellow color.

I'm in your camp...I'm not a huge custard fan, so I went different route with these ingredients.

Engineer Baker said...

Sorry you weren't a big fan - it looks absolutely beautiful. I had to go with a stronger flavor just to make the eggy taste not as prominent.