Stirred custard

Stirred custard

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Encyclopedia of Food and Cookery
Makes
250 ml

This is the simple custard sauce that accompanies many English steamed puddings and poached fruit.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
250ml milk
1 teaspoon cornflour
1 egg
1 tablespoon sugar
natural vanilla extract, to taste

Method

  1. Heat most of the milk in the top of a double saucepan. Blend cornflour with remaining cold milk. Blend in a little of the hot milk, then return to saucepan and cook for 1 minute. Allow to cool. Add egg and sugar beaten together. Stand pan over boiling water and cook, stirring until custard coats spoon. Stir in vanilla.
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