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Easy Custard

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About this recipe
Healthiness : (136 votes)
Difficulty:  2 out of 5 difficulty

Skills needed: Using the hob, weighing and measuring, whisking

Proceses used: whiskingweighing , measuring liquids

Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes
Cooking Time: 5-10 minutes
Number of servings: Serves 4
Serving suggestions: Serve hot with fruit puddings and pies.

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This is a quick and simple method for making custard. It is much easier than the traditional method of making custard which uses a bain-marie. Try this custard with fruit pies like our Blackberry and Apple Pie or cold with tinned fruit as a quick dessert.
  • 500ml milk
  • 2 x 15ml spoons (35g for a thick custard) custard powder
  • 1 x 15ml spoon sugar
Healthier version
Use semi-skimmed milk to make the custard.
  • Measuring jug
  • 15ml spoon
  • Small saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Mixing bowl (heat proof)
  • Serving jug
Making and cooking it
Always wash your hands before preparing food Always wash your hands before preparing food.

  1. In the mixing bowl, use a little of the milk to mix the custard powder and sugar into a smooth paste 
  2. Heat the rest of the milk in the pan, take care that it does not boil over
  3. Pour the hot milk onto the custard mix, whisking continuously or you might get lumpy custard
  4. Return the contents of the bowl to the saucepan and bring to the boil, whisking all the time
  5. Once the custard has thickened, pour into a serving jug
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Name: Max 21st April 2012
its all sloppy and wet! Tablespoon measures can be a bit variable and this may have been the problem, we have added grams to give you a more accurate guide. Also you do need to heat the custard through for a while to make sure it thickens, perhaps your's needed a little longer? Hope this helps. The Cookit Team
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