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Homemade custard

There's nothing like homemade custard to go with crumble, pies and stewed fruit - it's much nicer than ready-made varieties

Ingredients

Preparation method

  1. Heat the milk with the vanilla pod and allow to just come to the boil. In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the sugar.

  2. Pour the hot milk over the egg yolks whisking vigorously. When completely mixed in, return to the pan.

  3. Stir over a low heat until the mixture thickens sufficiently to coat the back of a spoon. This will take 5-6 minutes.

  4. Drain into a bowl, remove vanilla pod (or add essence if using).

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