Roman Custard

My Culinary Saga


Yes, it has been a while since I featured dessert here. I have been ranting about my busy schedules and that meant less baking. Last week though, I made this easy roman custard which literally requires 3 ingredients which are usually part of a pantry on a daily basis and 5 minutes of prep work. Yes, that simple! This is so quick you can present your unexpected guests with an elegant dessert that they will wonder you hardly ever step foot in the kitchen. I made this as part of the Roman Recipe challenge by Natascha.

The Romans made custard, as we would make, except that they omitted vanilla, which the Romans didn’t have. They did however tossed in a dash of ground pepper. Trust me it works! 🙂 Ancient Roman cooks were the first to recognize the binding properties of eggs.

For an everyday custard, roman bakers simmered milk…

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