Easy Custard

Recipe by hepcat1
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READY IN: 3hrs 10mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat cream, 6 T. sugar and salt in a heavy saucepan over medium heat until simmering, stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar.
  • Meanwhile, whisk egg yolks in medium bowl until thoroughly combined. Whisk in remaining 2 T. sugar until sugar begins to dissolve. Whisk in cornstarch until misture is pale yellow and thick, about 30 seconds.
  • When cream mixture reaches full simmer, gradually whisk half into yolk mixture to temper. Return mixture to saucepan, scraping bowl with rubber spatula; return to simmer over medim heat, whisking constantly, until 3 or 4 bubbles burst on surface and mixture is thickened, about 1 minute.
  • Off heat, whisk in butter and vanilla. Transfer mixture to bowl, press plastic wrap directly on surface and refrigerate until set, at least 3 hours or up to 2 days.
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