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Easy homemade vanilla custard, all you need to do is decide what to serve it with!

5 minutes
10 minutes

Makes roughly 500ml of custard

What you'll need
  • 500ml cream
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 100g sugar
  • Vanilla pod
Step 1

Whisk eggs and sugar together. 

Step 2

On the hob, add the cream and vanilla pod seeds and bring it to simmering. Combine with the egg mix.

Step 3

Return to heat and cook, stirring constantly.

Step 4

Take off heat. To check it’s ready, run your finger up the back of a spoon covered in custard. If the custard doesn’t flow back over the line made by your finger, it’s ready.


Strain custard in a sieve to get rid of lumps.

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