Spiced rum baked custards

17 May


IMG_8991Despite winter being about six weeks away here in Australia it is still warm and sunny every day. And if you’re reading this from a town shivering in the cold due to blizzard/rain/wind/sleet you are probably completely envious. But I am so over the heat! Most days, such as today, are hot and I am still desperately waiting for autumn to make an appearance.

I love the cool weather and all that it entails – being rugged up and cosy, wearing fabulous boots and scarves, but mostly I love the baking! I bake year-round, regardless of weather, but it is much more pleasant when the temperature is dropping and the kitchen is cooler.

I decided I could wait no longer for the cool weather and went ahead and baked boozy custards instead! Regardless of the heat The Hungry Dad would eat 20 of these, if I let him.

Don’t fret about the rum, it adds a lovely depth but you certainly couldn’t get drunk on these baked custards.


1/2 cup caster sugar

3 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup milk

300ml thin or pouring cream

2 tablespoons spiced rum

Freshly ground nutmeg



Preheat the oven to 180C and boil the kettle.

Lightly grease four standard sized ceramic ramekins with non-stick spray and place in a roasting pan.

In a large bowl whisk together eggs and sugar until the mixture no longer feels gritty – rub some between two fingers to check.

Add remaining ingredients – apart from nutmeg – and whisk until combined.

Ladle into ramekins then use a grater to finely grate a sprinkle of nutmeg over the top of each.

Place into pan then carefully add hot water to the pan until it comes halfway up the ramekins.

Bake for 25-ish minutes, you want them with a wobble but starting to firm up around the edges. Carefully remove from the water bath using a tea towel – they will be super hot.

Serve warm or place in fridge for later – they are also delicious eaten cold.






24 Responses to “Spiced rum baked custards”

  1. Chas Spain at 12:02 pm #

    Oh yes bring on some wintry pudding!

  2. Nancy at 12:54 pm #

    Yummy! I’m awaiting Spring, yet snow falling and chilly temps make these baked custards a most welcomed treat…sounds delicious!

    • The Hungry Mum at 3:14 am #

      Oooh, you get snow?! So jealous! It seems the weather fairies are a bit confused this year 🙂

  3. Cake Queen at 1:18 pm #

    Nice idea!

  4. Sounds perfect!

  5. Love the addition of spiced rum here. Looks delicious! 🙂

  6. lucyp123 at 12:13 am #

    Best….dessert …….ever!
    I need an oven that will hold a bathtub, then I would make this is a bathtub and eat it all!

    • The Hungry Mum at 3:13 am #

      Thanks Lucy 🙂 I think baking in a bathtub might be a bit dangerous though! Maybe you could just bake them in a normal oven then EAT them in the bath! Sometimes a warm custard can lure even the most bath-hating people into the tub…

  7. They look Devine !! Will definitely be trying these

  8. Liz at 5:21 am #

    yum, so delicious! Love recipes that allow us to eat our booze 🙂

  9. Karen at 5:44 pm #

    Love the addition of spiced rum to your custards, they sound great.

  10. I can almost hear the Christmas carols. Looks amazing!

  11. You had me at spiced rum! This looks and sounds so yummy! Love the simple, yet delicious recipes. Can’t wait to try this. 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum at 3:46 am #

      Spiced rum is a like a celebration in your mouth 🙂 I am about to make these custards for a second time this week x

  12. Gather and Graze at 8:14 am #

    These sound perfectly indulgent and comforting all at the same time. Delicious!

    • The Hungry Mum at 9:01 am #

      That’s exactly what they are! I ended up making them again last night – The Hungry Dad is a bit addicted 🙂

  13. These look delicious!

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