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Rich Custard

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Recipe

Served warm or cold, this custard sauce is a great embellishment for many desserts. Good with hot pudding and fresh pies.

Yield: Makes about 1¼ cups
Prep time: 10 Mins
Cooking time: 15 Mins<Br>

Ingredients

  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2–3 strips of lemon zest

Directions

1. Whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch, and 3 tbsp of the milk together in a heatproof bowl until well blended.

2. Bring the remaining milk, cream, and lemon zest to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove from the heat, cover, and let stand for 10 minutes. Whisk the cream mixture into the yolks. Return to the saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, for about 5 minutes, or until the mixture coats the back of a spoon. Strain into a bowl. Serve hot or chilled.

Variation: Vanilla Custard

Omit the lemon zest and replace with 1 split vanilla bean. After the mixture has stood, remove the vanilla and scrape the seeds from the bean into the milk mixture with the tip of a small knife. Complete the recipe as above. The cleaned bean can be stored in a jar of sugar, for at least 2 weeks to make vanilla sugar.

Notes

Prepare ahead: Can be made up to 2 days in advance, covered, and refrigerated until required.


© 2008 Dorling Kindersley
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 20 servings.

45kcal (2%)
18mg (2%)
0mg (0%)
46mcg RAE (2%)
19mg
1mg
1g
2g
0g
2g
43mg (14%)
8mg (0%)
2g (11%)
4g (6%)
0mg (0%)
 

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