• 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • About 1/8 tsp. nutmeg (optional)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tbsp. butter, softened


In a 2-quart saucepan, combine the sugar, flour, salt and nutmeg. Add the eggs and mix well. Stir in the milk, a little at a time, until all of it is mixed in. Cook over a medium-low flame, stirring constantly. When the mixture has thickened to a custard consistency, remove from the flame and stir for a few more seconds. Stir in the vanilla and butter until smooth.