Chocolate Custards

Ingredients

  • Rasped chocolate, oz.
  • water, 1 large wineglassful: 5 to 8 minutes.
  • New milk, 1 pint
  • eggs, 5
  • sugar, 2 oz. Or:
  • chocolate, 2 oz.
  • water, ¼ pint
  • new milk, 1 pint:
  • sugar, 2½ to 3 oz.
  • cream, ½ pint
  • Yolks of eggs, 8.

Method

Dissolve gently by the side of the fire an ounce and a half of the best chocolate in rather more than a wineglassful of water, and then boil it until it is perfectly smooth; mix with it a pint of milk well flavoured with lemon peel or vanilla, add two ounces of fine sugar, and when the whole boils, stir it to five well-beaten eggs which have been strained. Put the custard into a jar or jug, set it into a pan of boiling water, and stir it without ceasing until it is thick. Do not put it into glasses or a dish until it is nearly or quite cold. These, as well as all other custards, are infinitely finer when made with the yolks only of the eggs, of which the number must then be increased. Two ounces of chocolate, a pint of milk, half a pint of cream, two or three ounces of sugar, and eight yolks of eggs, will make very superior custards of this kind.

Obs.—Either of these may be moulded by dissolving from half to three quarters of an ounce of isinglass in the milk. The proportion of chocolate can be increased to the taste.

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