So simple and so delicious - My Mom was from Burnley, and we had custard topping for a lot of our desserts, I had lost her recipe for a lot of years, and this is the same thing!! Thank you for posting - It is delicious with Apple Crumble -
I made some changes as following: more cornstarch (1 tbsp, 2 if use for cream puff filling), more sugar (3-4 tbsp), whipping cream instead of milk (make it creamier, will try milk next time), 1 tsp of vanilla and 1tbsp rum (can use less).
We had some leftover Blueberry boy bait (7118) and my British husband complains about lack of proper custard here. Plus we have hens, so I am always looking for ways to use up eggs. This was a great way to do it. Next time I might add 1/8-1/4 tsp lemon extract just to give it a bit more umph. Hubby said it was just like the real stuff :-)
So easy to make!!! A wonderful traditional British custard.
This was delish! I agree with using the heavy pot as mine wasn't really and I had to stir like crazy to try and stop the liquid getting thick only on the bottom of the pot which clumped. I managed ok though and had it with ice cream and fruit. MMmmm. I used low fat milk and a few drops of sugar substitute. A great low sugar/fat option for getting my calcium :)
perfect, thank you. I used 2tbsp of Amaretto instead of the vanilla...1/4tsp almond flavour would work as well.
Tip for getting it smooth without straining....ensure the cornstarch is fully dissolved, stir constantly with a spatula. i used a wire wisk to beat the eggs and while adding the milk to the eggs
Good flavor, but runnier than I expected.
Absolutely EXCELLENT custard recipe and very easy. I always hesitated to make home-made custard because I thought it was hard! I am always left with egg yolks (because I usually cook very light for myself) and this is a great way to us up those left-over egg yolks and my Australian husband thinks it's heaven. Note: I use skim (99% fat free) milk. Otherwise, I follow ingredients exactly. I've even become proficient enough that I'm achieving a smooth consistency of powdered custard!
Sooo much better than Bird's!!! Thank you!
Yummy stuff. Thanks