BBC

Real proper custard

Real proper custard

Try making Mary Berry’s foolproof, homemade custard, perfect for slathering on crumbles, pies and puddings.

Ingredients

Preparation method

  1. Bring the milk, cream and vanilla pod to simmering point slowly over a low heat.

  2. Remove the vanilla pod (wash the vanilla pod, dry and store in jar with caster sugar to make vanilla sugar).

  3. Whisk the yolks, sugar and cornflour together in a bowl until well blended.

  4. Pour the hot milk and cream on to the eggs and sugar, whisking all the time with a balloon whisk.

  5. Return to the pan, (add vanilla extract if using) and over a low heat gently stir with a wooden spatula until thickened.

  6. Pour the custard into a jug and serve at once.

  7. To keep hot, stand the jug in a pan of hot water and cover the top with cling film to prevent skin forming.

Less than 30 mins preparation time

10 to 30 mins cooking time

Makes 570ml/1 pint custard

Quick recipe finder

Type the ingredients you want to use, then click Go. For better results you can use quotation marks around phrases (e.g. "chicken breast"). Alternatively you can search by chef, programme, cuisine, diet, or dish (e.g. Lasagne).

Advanced search options

This recipe is from...

Saturday Kitchen bbc_one Saturday Kitchen

Next on

BBC One

10:00am Saturday 27 December

Atlantis star Jack Donnelly faces his food heaven or food hell.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss