This is one of my favorite ways to enjoy the flavor of "Mexican Mint Marigold," and it’s perfect when fresh roasting ears are in season.
• 6 ears fresh corn, shucked
• 1/2 cup heavy cream
• 1/2 cup milk
• 1 tablespoon sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
• 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, melted, cooled
• 3 large eggs, beaten lightly
• 1 heaping tablespoon freshly chopped ‘Mexican mint’ marigold leaves
1. Into a large bowl, coarsely grate corn. With the back of a large knife, gently scrape each cob and add any remaining pulp and liquid to bowl. There should be about 2 cups grated corn with liquid.
2. In a bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients and stir into corn until batter is combined well.
3. Ladle mixture evenly into ramekins. Put ramekins in a baking pan just large enough to hold them and add enough hot water to reach halfway up sides of ramekins.
4. Bake corn puddings in middle of oven for 50 minutes, or until tops are slightly puffed and golden and firm to the touch.
5. Remove ramekins from water and cool slightly on a rack, about 5 minutes.
6. Run a knife around edges of ramekins and invert each pudding onto a serving plate.