Homemade English Custard

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Total Time
10 mins
10 mins

This is what custard should really taste like.

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  • 250 ml milk
  • 150 ml double cream
  • 2 free range egg yolks
  • 50 g caster sugar (I like to use vanilla sugar)


  1. Put the milk and cream in a saucepan and bring slowly to the boil.
  2. Meanwhile whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until pale and creamy.
  3. As soon as the milk and cream mixture comes to the boil, pour onto the egg mixture and beat well.
  4. Return to the pan and place over a very gentle heat (or in a basin over a pan of simmering water) and stir continuously until the custard has thickened. Serve hot.
  5. should you need to keep the custard warm, lay a piece of greaseproof paper on the surface to stop a skin forming.
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5 5

I have no idea what authentic English Custard should taste like, but I made this recipe to serve with another recipe of English origin, & those two recipes made for a very, very nice taste experience! Will be keeping your custard recipe on hand! Thanks for sharing!

5 5

I made this for a friend when she had her wisdom teeth pulled and it was a huge success. Now I just make it whenever I need a little comfort food.

5 5

Winnie-the-Poo and me too! This is perfection.