Made from scratch custard - It’s easy to make, tastes delicious and is made on the hob in just a few minutes. A delicious and easy way to perk up your desserts. Recipe from Sprinkles and Sprouts | Delicious food for easy entertaining.
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Easy Made from Scratch Custard

Made from scratch custard - It’s easy to make, tastes delicious and is made on the hob in just a few minutes. A delicious and easy way to perk up your desserts.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: English
Servings: 8
Calories: 83kcal
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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Ingredients

  • 4 egg yolks at room temperature
  • 4 tsp cornstarch cornflour
  • 2 tbsp sugar See notes
  • 2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Add the egg yolks to a large jug and whisk in the cornflour and sugar.
  • Pour the milk into a small sauce pan, add in the vanilla extract and heat until it is warm but not hot. You should be able to put your finger in and hold it there.
  • Remove the milk from the heat and pour it slowly into the egg mixture, stirring whilst you do.
  • Tip the egg and milk mixture back into the sauce pan and use a whisk to whisk it constantly whilst you bring it to a boil.
  • Once it reaches boiling, remove from the heat and keep whisking until the custard is thick.
  • Serve immediately or transfer to a jug to cool down, ensuring you push a layer of cling wrap onto the custard surface to prevent a skin forming.

Notes

I usually like to use brown sugar for my custard as it gives it a deeper flavour. But any sugar will work. The pictures above were made with white sugar.
Nutritional information based on 1/4 cup serving.
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 90mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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