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Homemade custard with vanilla

Simon Boyle

There's nothing as comforting and heart-warming as good old fashioned homemade custard to go with dessert.


Stuff you’ll need

1l milk
1l double cream
3 vanilla pods
250g sugar
18 egg yolks

Serves: 25
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

Get Stuck In

1. Heat whole milk and double cream and in a heavy-based saucepan.

2. Scrape the seeds from the split vanilla pods and add to the pan. 

3. In a large bowl, beat together 36 egg yolks and the caster sugar. 

4. As soon as the milk and cream begin to boil, take the pan off the heat. 

5. Gradually pour the hot liquid onto the sugary yolks, whisking continuously. 

6. Strain the mixture through a sieve into a clean pan. 

7. Stir the mixture over a low heat until the custard thickens enough to thinly coat the back of a spoon.