Sunday, 27 October 2013


Please, please, please do not be scared of making custard! The trick is to not let it boil, that's it. The taste is amazing and it really doesn't take long to do, better still I'm going to show you how to cheat.

2 eggs
200g Caster Sugar
1tsp Vanilla Extract
1tsp Cornflour
300ml Double Cream
500ml Milk

  • Mix the eggs, sugar, cornflour and vanilla together to form a paste
  • Whisk in the milk and cream
  • Place in microwave for 2mins on full power
  • Quickly whisk
  • Return to microwave for 30 seconds and whisk again, repeating until the custard begins thicken
  • Serve
You can always prepare this beforehand, the trick is to not bring it to the boil as this will curdle it. But that's not to say you can't reheat it, in fact you will find it thickens by being warmed and then left to stand and warmed again.

See I told you it was easy, no more standing over the pan waiting patiently waiting for it to thicken ;)