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    A Very Proper English Custard

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    25 mins

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    pammyowl's Note:

    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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    1. 1
      Bring milk and cream to a simmer slowly on low heat.
    2. 2
      Whisk the sugar and cornstarch together, add the egg yolks, combine well.
    3. 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. 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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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 21, 2013


      Made this at your suggestions to top Edna's Apple Crumble (Aka. Apple Crisp) 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

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    • on January 08, 2013


      Wonderful custard recipe and worked like a charm in the cream puff recipe, which I filled with this custard. I made 1/2 of the recipe and followed the directions with great results. This is a very mild tasting custard, which worked great within the cream puff pastry/chocolate glaze combination, but next time if using alone, I might add a bit more vanilla, but that is just personal preference. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. Made for Holiday Tag Game.

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    • on November 05, 2012


      This is so easy to make. You will never eat pudding from a plastic cup bought by the grocery store again.

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    Nutritional Facts for A Very Proper English Custard

    Serving Size: 1 (654 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 343.6
    Calories from Fat 186
    Total Fat 20.7 g
    Saturated Fat 11.2 g
    Cholesterol 318.3 mg
    Sodium 116.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 28.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 11.6 g
    Protein 10.8 g

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