|1 quart||Milk (scalded)|
|½ cup||Cold milk|
|¼ teaspoon||Vanilla or almond extract|
Scald 1 quart milk. Add ½ cup sugar and a pinch of salt. Beat 6 whole eggs and add cold milk to them. Stir, and gradually add to the hot milk mixture. Cook in top of double boiler until custard coats the spoon. When cold, add the flavoring. We have a marvelous cookbook entitled the First Ladies Cookbook which was published for the bicentennial celebration. It has recipes from every president from Washington to Carter. If you can find the book in your local library it would give you a wealth of information. This is George Washington's recipe for Rich Custard.
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