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1 hour, 29 minutes

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Tue 18 Feb 2014 10:30

Chef, Jak O'Donnell's Great Custard Recipe

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6 egg yolks

2oz sugar

1tbsp corn flour

1 pt double cream ok ok ok you can have an option of half milk & half single cream!!

1 tsp vanilla extract ( or use 1 pod scraping out the seeds but also put the husk in the cream)


1.    Bring cream & vanilla to the boil

2.    Meanwhile whisk the yolks, sugar & corn flour together

3.    Even the smallest bit of cornflour keeps the yolks from scrambling

4.    Once cream up to the boil whisk into the yolk mixture

5.    Then return it all back to a pan and stir with a spatula for 2 mins

6.    It will thicken just before simmering point then take it off the heat

7.    If it starts to look lumpy just using the whisk again until smooth.



This method takes the long boring 20 min whisk out of the equation.

Patisserie courtesy of Costley&Costley Emporium

Patisserie courtesy of Costley&Costley Emporium

Bruce Boyd, Executive Pastry Chef for Costley and Costley Emporium in Ayrshire, on the qualities of French Patisserie.