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 May 17, 2016 at 12:02 pm #

    Oh yes bring on some wintry pudding!

  2. Nancy May 17, 2016 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 May 19, 2016 at 3:14 am #

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

  3. Cake Queen May 17, 2016 at 1:18 pm #

    Nice idea!

  4. Fourth Generation Farmgirl May 17, 2016 at 1:28 pm #

    Sounds perfect!

    • The Hungry Mum May 19, 2016 at 3:11 am #

      I may or may not be making these again tonight! #soAm

  5. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso May 17, 2016 at 2:51 pm #

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

  6. lucyp123 May 18, 2016 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 May 19, 2016 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. Lady Knight Of Hogwarts May 18, 2016 at 1:10 am #

    They look Devine !! Will definitely be trying these

    • The Hungry Mum May 19, 2016 at 3:22 am #

      You won’t regret making these. So easy, soooo delicious.

  8. Liz May 19, 2016 at 5:21 am #

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

  9. Karen May 19, 2016 at 5:44 pm #

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

    • The Hungry Mum May 21, 2016 at 9:21 am #

      Thanks Karen, the spiced rum is outta this world 🙂

  10. Shannon (rumblytumbly.com) May 19, 2016 at 10:22 pm #

    I can almost hear the Christmas carols. Looks amazing!

  11. Amanda | Yum In Your Tum May 20, 2016 at 3:34 am #

    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 May 20, 2016 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 May 21, 2016 at 8:14 am #

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

    • The Hungry Mum May 21, 2016 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. A Cookbook Collection May 23, 2016 at 9:40 am #

    These look delicious!

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