Vanilla custard

Vanilla custard

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(6 ratings)

By

Magazine subscription – 3 issues for £3

Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

John Torode's simple vanilla custard is a must-have indulgent addition to any pudding

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
228
protein
8g
carbs
31g
fat
9g
saturates
3g
fibre
0g
sugar
24g
salt
0.17g

Ingredients

  • 1l milk
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 140g vanilla sugar
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • 3 tbsp plain flour

Buy Ingredients

Buy the ingredients for this recipe now via:

Want to know how this works? Read all about it here.

Method

  1. Heat the milk in the saucepan until it comes just up to the boil, then take off the heat immediately. In a bowl, beat together the egg yolks, vanilla sugar and flours. Pour the milk slowly over the egg mix, beating well.
  2. Return the mixture to the pan and place over a low heat, stirring for 8-10 mins until the mixture begins to thicken. Remove and serve with the dumplings.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2011

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments

Show comments
clairechambers's picture

Delicious though a little on the stiff side, would use less flour next time.

Lizzy_Jayne's picture

Do I add 1 litre of milk??

dorothyd's picture

Avaleurs - Scrape the vanilla seeds from a pod, add 2 cups of sugar and seal in an airtight jar for 2 weeks for the flavour to develop.

avaleurs's picture

How do you make Vanilla sugar??

emmachicaboo's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

First timer for custard, this recipe was extremely easy to follow and I will never eat packet custard again, absolutely gorgeous, I halved the recipe as a smaller family might not want to make quite so much.

_trudi_'s picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

I make this in the microwave. It means that the milk does not get a burnt taste. You have to keep an eye on it so the milk does not boil over. And you have to take it out quite a few times to stir it. It gets an amazing fluffy delicious texture. Takes about 5 minutes with the ingredients divided in half.

jodiboyce's picture

how do you get vanilla sugar? is it something you can make yourself by infusing normal sugar with vanilla?

olivia_b's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

This recipe is so quick and so easy!!! I made the ingredients smaller so it would be enough for 3 portions, and it literally took me 5mins!! Will be definately making again

barker-woods's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Delicious! Best custard I've tried. I halved the recipe and used soya milk and it was spot on!

carolesedibleart's picture

Serve with what dumplings?!

jane9591's picture

Hi can you confirm is it supposed to read 1 litre of milk?

_trudi_'s picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

to Jane, yes it is 1 litre of milk.
However, It is a good idea to half everything in this recipe, as one litre of milk takes too long to bring to boiling and you will have a burnt saucepan. Some people like the burnt taste, I do not.

Questions

Tips