A sweet mixture often used as a dessert that is prepared with eggs, sugar, and milk or cream. It is creamy like a pudding, but it is even thicker. Custard is cooked by placing the contents into a dish that is then placed into another large pan of hot water. The water should come up to about two-thirds the height of the custard dish. All of this is then placed in the oven to bake for about an hour. Variations of the basic custard recipe can be prepared with additional flavorings.