“Is there anything nicer than a silky smooth homemade custard? This one is flavoured with gorgeous fresh vanilla and couldn’t be easier to make. Awesome with a classic crumble. ”
- 1 vanilla pod
- 600 ml whole milk
- 4 large free-range egg yolks
- 2 tablespoons caster sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornflour
- Halve the vanilla pod and scrape out the seeds. Add both the pod and seeds to a pan on a medium-low heat, pour in the milk and bring just to the boil.
- Remove from the heat and leave to cool slightly, then pick out the vanilla pod.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the sugar and cornflour until pale.
- Gradually add the warm milk, a ladle at a time, whisking well before each addition.
- Pour the mixture back into the pan and cook gently on a low heat for about 20 minutes or until thickened, whisking continuously. Delicious served with all kinds of crumble.
Don’t panic if your egg starts to scramble – simply take it off the heat and pour the custard into a bowl to cool, then strain through a sieve to remove any lumps. Job done!
Source: Jamie Oliver