A Very Proper English Custard

Total Time
25mins
Prep
5 mins
Cook
20 mins

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.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  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.