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