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Vanilla Custard Recipe

  • Ingredients: 24
  • Serves: 4

Vanilla custard with special equipment: an instant-read thermometer.


  • Special equipment: an instant-read thermometer

For cake

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour plus additional for dusting
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted shelled pistachios
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 8 large egg yolks
  • 3 tbsps. whole milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 4 large egg whites

For assembling trifle

For topping

  • Special equipment: a 15- by 10- by 1-inch baking pan; parchment paper; a 3- to 3 1/2-qt glass trifle or soufflé dish

Whiskey Butter Sauce

For the barbecue


  1. Step 1 While milk heats, whisk together yolks, sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a heatproof bowl until smooth.

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  2. Step 2 Add 1 cup hot milk to yolk mixture in a stream, whisking, then add remaining milk, whisking constantly.

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  3. Step 3 Transfer mixture to saucepan and cook over moderately low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and registers 170°F on thermometer, 6 to 10 minutes (do not boil).
  4. Step 4 Immediately force custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean bowl and stir in butter and vanilla.

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Nutrition information

Calories 409 Carbohydrates 51 g (17%)
Fat 18 g (27%) Protein 11 g (22%)
Saturated Fat 8 g (42%) Sodium 242 mg (10%)
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g Fiber 0 g (0%)
Monounsaturated Fat 6 g Cholesterol 395 mg (132%)
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Vanilla custard recipe

  • Ingredients: 5
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Level: easy

Vanilla custard with double cream, vanilla bean paste, unrefined golden caster sugar, egg yolk(s) (free range), cornflour. To make this vanilla custard for 4 persons you will need 10 mins for preparation and for baking.


  • 275ml Double cream
  • 1tbsp Vanilla bean paste
  • 10g Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 3 Egg yolk(s) (free range)
  • 1tsp Cornflour


  1. Step 1Heat the cream in a saucepan over a medium heat until it reaches boiling point.

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  2. Step 2

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  3. Step 3Carefully pour half of the warmed cream in with the egg mixture and blend together.
  4. Step 4Add the egg mixture back into the saucepan with the remaining cream and heat gently for 1-2 minutes, continuously stirring until the custard begins to thicken.
  5. Step 5Once thickened, serve the custard immediately or allow to cool and chill in the fridge,  if serving the custard cold.
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