Saturday, July 7, 2012

honey-lemon custard

it's amazing that in the course of the last 6 months
i have really fallen in love with my kitchen.

i was having a blah day last week,
and wanted nothing more than to just put on some music,
pour a glass of wine, and cook up something for no good reason.

that is love.

and let me tell you.
not only did i feel better after whipping up this little creation,
i also felt better after eating it. DELICIOUS! i loved this.

the tart lemon flavor, combined with the sweet vanilla bean seeds,
topped with the juicy boozy berries. honestly a new fave.

{recipe via bon appetit}

2 cups heavy cream
4 tablespoons honey, divided
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
3 2-inch strips lemon peel
6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
1/4 cup light rum
1 cup berries or sliced mango

note: i cut this recipe in HALF to make just 2 little custards


1. place ramekins on a rimmed baking sheet.
heat cream, 2 Tbsp. honey, and sugar in a small saucepan
over medium heat until just beginning to simmer.

2. scrape in seeds from vanilla bean; add bean.
add lemon peel; remove from heat.
let steep for 5 minutes.

3. remove vanilla bean and peel. gently stir in 5 Tbsp. lemon juice.

divide custard among ramekins and chill for at least 1 hour or, covered, up to 1 day.

4. whisk remaining 2 Tbsp. honey and 1 Tbsp. lemon juice with rum in a small bowl.
stir in fruit; let sit until juicy, about 1 hour. serve with custard.

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