Recipe Box: Dawn’s Comforting Egg Custard

Comfort Food. It’s the food from our childhood that soothed us, nurtured us, healed the hurt, made us well when we were sick, mended our broken hearts and made us happy when we were sad. These heart-and-tummy-filling foods are the ones we’ll turn to for the rest of our lives.


My ultimate comfort food: Dawn's Comforting Egg Custard


One of these for me is my mom’s egg custard that she used to make for me. I got chronic sore throats growing up and this was both tasty and soothing going down. It felt like a hug for my throat. I know, I know. That sounded, um, weird.

Nevertheless, it’s the oh-so-comforting dessert recipe I always go to when a friend has their wisdom teeth taken out, has a baby or just needs a little pick-me-up.
I hope you – and your loved ones – find as much comfort in it as me and mine have.

p.s. Serving the custards in cute-shaped dishes, such as hearts, is totally optional but I highly suggest it!

The Chantal heart dishes are optional...but highly recommended


Dawn’s Comforting Egg Custard

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

*Makes approximately 6 individual servings

6 Slightly beaten eggs

1 c sugar

1/2 tsp salt

2 c Scalded whole milk

2 c Scalded Heaving Whipping Cream

1 tsp Vanilla Extract


Heat the milk and cream just until scalded (very hot) – not boiling. Take off stove and let cool.

Combine eggs, sugar and salt.

Slowly stir in milk and vanilla.

Fill six-ounce oven-safe custard cups, ramekins or bowls. Set in shallow baking pan on oven rack.

Pour hot water into pan 1 inch deep.

Bake at 325 degrees for 40-45 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Serve warm (for a creamy crème brulee-taste) or chilled for a straight-up, comforting custard.

*Note: If you’d like to make one large custard, bake in a 2-quart casserole dish or standard cake pan for 60 minutes.


You know how I love a good bath? Well, even my desserts sometimes love taking a long, hot bath.

By My Bedside: Eos Lip Balm Smooth Sphere

Sometimes nothing satiates the sweet tooth besides something, well, sweet.

But, let’s be honest. When it’s 10 pm at night, the last thing we need to be reaching for is a sugary snack. Sweet lip balm is a sweet, and smarter, choice.

Which is why I keep Eos Lip Balm Smooth Sphere (my pick this month is the new Strawberry Sorbet) next to my bed.

Bedtime sweet treat

Bedtime sweet treat

Its cute little pink egg-shaped packaging honestly makes me happy every time I look at it.
Seriously, look at it. How cute is it?

Too cute: Eos Lip Balm - Smooth Sphere in Strawberry Sorbet

Too cute: Eos Lip Balm - Smooth Sphere in Strawberry Sorbet ($4)

And besides being attractive to two of my senses (sight and smell, people), I loooove what it does for my lips.

Its clear formula hydrates my dry lips with shea butter and vitamin E all while being 95% organic and free of many of the things we don’t want (Gluten, Petrolatum, Phthalate and Paraben-free).

And, seriously, it couldn’t be cuter if it tried. These cute little, colorful, twist-off lip, egg-shaped lip balms are perfect party favors for teens or pre-teens and make great Back to School gifts. Try slipping one in your 12-year-old’s lunch; I can pretty much bet you’ll be the coolest mom that day on the playground.

These happy little Eos eggs go everywhere you do. Perfect for the office drawer, in the console of your car, in your purse or carryon bag.




BF Asks: Where do you keep your lip balm(s)? In your purse, on your bedside table, in your backpack, in your office drawer? Spill it, sister!