Maldivian Sliced Custard | Bis Haluvaa

Let’s capture sunlight in a pan… and pretend it’s all the way from Maldives.

You only need three ingredients: ghee, sweetened condensed milk, and eggs. A pinch of salt is nice, if you’re feeling adventurous.

Whisk the eggs and condensed milk together… and cook over a double boiler until very hot and thickened. This will take several minutes (about 15-20 for me).

Melt in the ghee and continue whisking until thick and pulling away from the sides of the pan and resembles mashed potatoes or thick polenta. This can take a while (45 minutes for me), so make sure you have a glass of wine, or a bubbly spritzer to keep you occupied as your arms develop muscles you never knew you had.

Don’t rush it or the custard won’t set enough to slice.

Now is a good time to mention an important note: I tried to do cook this custard without a ┬ádouble boiler – I’m usually very good at this… but I was on my brother’s stove and because it was electric I didn’t have a good feel for what was happening. As you can see, I ended up with slightly curdled eggs. The flavor was still good, though… so, if this happens to you, don’t throw it out!

Press into a buttered baking pan or mold, about 8×8 is great.

Refrigerate until set and chilled – at least four hours – no baking needed.

Slice into diamonds and serve with a smile.

And imagine yourself in Maldives.

Maldives. Photo by P.K.Niyogi

Delightful!

P.S. Here are the quantities… (adapted from The World Cookbook for Students).

Ingredients:

12 eggs, room temperature
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup ghee

Have fun and enjoy.

Maldivian Sliced Custard | Bis Haluvaa
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You only need three ingredients: ghee, sweetened condensed milk, and eggs. A pinch of salt is nice, if you're feeling adventurous.
Maldivian Sliced Custard | Bis Haluvaa
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You only need three ingredients: ghee, sweetened condensed milk, and eggs. A pinch of salt is nice, if you're feeling adventurous.
Ingredients
  • 12 eggs
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup ghee
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Instructions
  1. Whisk the eggs and condensed milk together... and cook over a double boiler until very hot and thickened. This will take several minutes (about 15-20 for me).
  2. Melt in the ghee and continue whisking until thick and pulling away from the sides of the pan and resembles mashed potatoes or thick polenta. About 45 minutes.
  3. Press into a buttered baking pan or mold, about 8x8.
  4. Refrigerate until set and chilled - at least four hours - no baking needed.

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