A Very Proper English Custard

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by pammyowl

A thick, rich, sweet mixture, custard can be served many ways. As a hot sauce poured over pud, a layer in Trifles, or, as it sets when cool, a tart filling.

Top Review by Bonnie G 2

Made this at your suggestions to top recipe#82925 and was so pleased; first time I've ever had an English Custard and loved the smooth, creamy vanilla flavor. I followed the directions to the letter and had no trouble at all and was so pleased with the results. Can eat this plain with no extras or dress it up in so many ways. A true keeper

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring milk and cream to a simmer slowly on low heat.
  2. Whisk the sugar and cornstarch together, add the egg yolks, combine well.
  3. Slowly whisk the warm milk into the egg mixture, whisking constantly. Add vanilla. Return to the saucepan and stir gently until thickened. Serve hot, or cool to use as a layer in trifles, or fill tart pans.
  4. Tip. If using it hot, it can be kept warm in a jug set in a pan of hot water with a bit of cling film on top to prevent a skin forming.

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