by William Leigh

Knowing how to make custard is a skill you'll never regret learning. Great for every pudding you can think of, and as a base for ice cream.



Separated egg yolks can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for a couple of days. If you wish to freeze them separately, mix them with either sugar (for use in sweet dishes: one tablespoon sugar per 568ml/20fl oz yolks) or salt (one teaspoon per 568ml/20fl oz yolks) or they will be thick and difficult to handle once defrosted.

Other considerations

Although egg yolks are high in cholesterol, there is no evidence that this leads to heart disease.