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Vanilla custard

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Vanilla custard

Pudding & Cake Serves 4 30 min
This easy to make vanilla custard can be poured over traditional sponge puddings, tarts, cakes or ice creams, or layered in a trifle. It's also a sumptuous dessert eaten on its own in a bowl with fresh strawberries or raspberries piled on top.


  • 300ml single cream
  • 1 vanilla pod (seeds only)
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cornflour


Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 25 min
  • Step 1

    Heat the cream and vanilla gently in a pan.
  • Step 2

    In a bowl, mix the eggs yolks with the sugar and cornflour.
  • Step 3

    When the cream comes to the boil, pour over the egg yolk mixture and mix together well.

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