Monday, January 30, 2012

Thick Custard

I thought I would do a quick how to make custard post as it is really easy to do. I usually prefer cream with my desserts but homemade custard is just what I would call, awesome. It taste so much nicer than the shop bought ones.


2 large egg yolks
50g caster sugar
10g cornflour (if you prefer runnier custard reduce or leave out the cornflour)
150ml semi skimmed milk
150ml double cream
1 vanilla pod

Serves 4

Mix the milk and cream in a pan and split the vanilla pod down the middle to get all the seeds out. Put those and the skin into the pan. Place on a low heat till it becomes warm but not boiling.

In another bowl mix the egg yolks and caster sugar. Keep beating till it is light in colour and then mix in the corn flour.

Once that is combined, take the vanilla pod skin out of the pan and pour into the egg mixture. Make sure you keep whisking continually while it goes in and till just after.

Now pour it back in the saucepan over a low heat. Gently stir it for 3-4 minutes until it thickens. Take off the heat and serve with whatever you desire or, just eat as is.