Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Homemade Custard

Ok, hands up who has a jar of Bird's Custard in their store cupboard??
I must confess, up until i started working at Skylark Farm i had only ever made Bird's Custard or worse just bought a tin!!!

But now that i work on a free range egg farm it is imperative that i use our fresh eggs in as many dishes as possible.

And i cant believe how easy fresh custard actually is to make!
You will need:
1 Pint Hot Milk
2floz Single Cream
1tsp Vanilla Extract
4 Egg Yolks
1oz Caster Sugar
2 tsp Cornflour
Place the egg yolks,caster sugar,cornflour and vanilla in a pan and mix to a paste.
Whisk in your hot milk.
Put your pan on the stove and bring to boil, whisking continuously. Simmer for 1 minute and remove from heat.
Stir in your cream.

Serve hot or cold.
Hope you found this recipe interesting and dont forget to keep your egg whites and use them to make the meringues in my Strawberry Meringue stack recipe http://chefatskylarkfarmhousecafe.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/strawberry-chocolate-and-cream-meringue.html
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