Custard

Recipe by truebrit
READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 4
YIELD: 2 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of the milk with the cornstarch in a heavy-bottomed saucepan.
  • When the cornstarch is dissolved, slowly add the rest of the milk and sugar, and cook over moderate heat until the sauce starts to thicken and comes to a boil.
  • Remove from heat.
  • In a small bowl, beat egg yolks with a fork.
  • Take a cup of the sauce, and slowly add to the eggs, beating briskly as you pour.
  • Return the egg/sauce mixture to the saucepan, stirring into the hot sauce.
  • Bring back to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat, and add the vanilla extract.
  • Pour custard into a jug or pitcher, and serve.
  • Tip: To prevent custard forming a skin as it cools, cover jug with plastic wrap.
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RECIPE MADE WITH LOVE BY

@truebrit
Contributor
“Custard is a British institution! Sponge puddings and crumbles just wouldn't be the same without it! This will make a custard of a pouring consistency. IMPORTANT: In order to have a smooth (not lumpy) custard, use a heavy-bottomed saucepan, and stir constantly! If you have to walk away from the stove, remove saucepan from heat. Another delicious find from Great British Cooking.”