• Recipe

    Matthias Schmitt

    Homemade Custard

     
    Velvety smooth and foolproof homemade custard is guaranteed with our easy homemade custard recipe.
  • Ingredients
     
    • One Vanilla Pod
    • 400ml Double Cream
    • 50ml Milk
    • 5 Egg Yolks
    • 5 tbsp Sugar
    • 1 tsp Cornflour
  • Method
     
    1. Split a vanilla pod, scrape out the seeds and put both seeds and pod into a saucepan with 400ml double cream and 50ml milk. Stir and bring to a gentle simmer.
    2. In a large Pyrex bowl, beat 5 egg yolks with 5 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp cornflour.
    3. Remove the pod from the heated cream and pour onto the yolk mixture, stirring vigorously.
    4. Put the bowl over a saucepan containing an inch of boiling water.
    5. Stirring continuously, heat until the custard thickens to coat the back of your wooden spoon (about 3-4 mins).
    6. Important – don’t allow it to boil or you will have sweet scrambled eggs!