This section is from the book "A New Book Of Cookery", by Fannie Merritt Farmer. See also: How to Cook Everything: 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food.
¾ cup cold water 1/3 cup heavy cream 2 1/2 tablespoons melted butter.
Beat eggs slightly and add remaining ingredients. Turn into buttered timbale moulds, set in pan of hot water and bake until brown. Remove to hot platter and pour around.
1 1/4 cups milk.
1/3 cup fine stale bread crumbs 1 onion 5 whole cloves.
1 ½ tablespoons butter ½ teaspoon salt Few grains pepper ½ cup coarse stale bread crumbs.
1 ½ tablespoons butter.
Cook milk, bread, and onion stuck with cloves in double boiler, twenty-five minutes. Remove onion and add butter, salt, and cayenne. Pour over custard and sprinkle with coarse crumbs browned in frying pan in remaining butter.