Many are familiar with egg nog being a popular Christmas beverage (picture Eddie on Christmas Vacation with his black dickey on under his white sweater and a reindeer punch glass), but my family grew up with the tradition of boiled custard. It is really hilarious to me, because I have concluded that you have to grow up drinking boiled custard to like it. NONE of the in-laws in my family like boiled custard (including my mother who would be considered a Bills in-law). But the bloodline loves it. I have very fond memories of my Great-Granny (Ruby Bills) bringing the boiled custard for Christmas every year. I was blessed to know her and to grow up in the same town. She is no longer with us, but her legacy of boiled custard certainly lives on, right Collin?
2 quarts of milk
1 3/4 c of sugar
6 whole eggs beaten well
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
Heat milk almost to boiling point (in double boiler), add a quart of milk to the egg mixture (with sugar added), return back to the rest of the milk stirring constantly for about 10 minutes or until it coats a wooden spoon. Take off of burner and add vanilla.