Pies & Pastries
Cook the sugar and water until it will spin a thread. Add butter, beat the eggs and stir in the flour which has been mixed with 1/2 cup of the milk.
Add balance of the milk and vanilla. Pour into the hot syrup and cook until mixture is thick. Pour into a baked pie shell and set aside to cool. When ready to serve, cover with whipped cream. Source: Pennsylvania Dutch Cook Book - Fine Old Recipes, Culinary Arts Press, 1936.