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Custard recipes

Real proper custard

Real proper custard

By Mary Berry

A traditional British dessert sauce made with egg yolks, sugar and milk and/or cream, flavoured with vanilla. Proper homemade custard is an absolute dream, but don’t cut corners or it just won’t be the same. The key thing when making custard is to heat it just enough to thicken, but not too much so that it curdles. A neat trick is to add a little cornflour which will help stabilise the eggs.