Vanilla custard

Vanilla custard

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 8
John Torode's simple vanilla custard is a must-have indulgent addition to any pudding

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal228
  • fat9g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs31g
  • sugars24g
  • fibre0g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.17g
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Ingredients

  • 1l milk

    Milk

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

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.

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jodyvaughan
17th Jul, 2015
3.8
Great recipe - really easy. Although I'd cut down on the flour - it was too stiff and it did taste a bit floury. Will use it again.
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jennabush
17th Mar, 2015
5.05
I find mixing caster sugar and vanilla essence in place of vanilla sugar make for a better taste for the custard, but overall - great recipe. Thanks!
clairechambers
27th Oct, 2013
Delicious though a little on the stiff side, would use less flour next time.
Lizzy_Jayne
23rd Oct, 2013
Do I add 1 litre of milk??
dorothyd
20th Feb, 2013
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
23rd Jan, 2013
How do you make Vanilla sugar??
emmachicaboo
19th Jan, 2013
5.05
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_
7th Nov, 2012
5.05
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
29th Sep, 2012
how do you get vanilla sugar? is it something you can make yourself by infusing normal sugar with vanilla?
olivia_b
28th Apr, 2012
5.05
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

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