I've recently become better friends with my neighbors, and she (the wife of course) expressed an interest in cooking custard, so I loaned her a set of 4 Pyrex custard dishes 6 oz each.
She doesn't have any particular custard recipe in mind, just said that her grandmother cooked a mean custard that was much better than anything you can get in a market or bakery. We agreed that almost anything you could think of you could cook better than a supermarket version, although restaurants are staffed by professional chefs so of course it would be difficult to cook better than in a good restaurant.
I've cooked custard many times but not recently, and IIRC I always followed a recipe from or similar to Joy of Cooking
cookbook... But my copy is in storage and I don't feel like getting a copy at the public library since I figure I can probably get a better recipe on Discuss Cooking.
So let's discuss. ISO TNT custard recipe. Got any ideas?