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How to make custard

Homemade custard is an ideal recipe if you have some leftover egg yolks because everyone has a recipe that only needs egg whites at one point.


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You are mostly used to buying store-bought custard, probably because you don't know how easy it is to make it from scratch. And also, if you have ever tried homemade custard you never want store-bought again! 

All you need is a couple of ingredients and about the same amount of time to make it yourself. It's an ideal recipe if you have some leftover egg yolks because everyone has a recipe that only needs egg whites at one point. Like this recipe for pavlova

Ingredients

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 750 ml milk
  • 60 gram all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 vanilla bean
  • 75 gram sugar
How to make custard ingredients
How to make custard ingredients

Remove the seeds from the vanilla bean and add the seeds and vanilla pod to the milk. Heat the milk in a medium-sized pan. 

Meanwhile, combine the egg yolks and sugar with a whisk. Add flour and then whisk until smooth again. Remove the vanilla bean from the milk and add a bit of the warm milk to the egg yolk mixture. Immediately combine well with a whisk to prevent it from creating lumps.

Add the mixture back to the rest of the milk and slowly heat it up. Keep on stirring to prevent it from burning, you'll notice it will thicken after a few minutes. When that happens, pour the custard into a bowl and place a piece of cling film on top. 

How to make custard

Let it cool off completely and it will look exactly as thick as in the pictures. Now you can use this custard as a filling for lots of desserts, cookies or pies. 

Or as is with some whipped cream, you can of course also serve the custard while it's still warm. Enjoy!


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