200ml double cream
700ml whole milk
4 large egg yolk
3 tbsp cornflour
200g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
How to make Homemade custard
. Put the cream and milk into a large pan and gently bring to just below boiling point.
. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk the yolks, cornflour, sugar and vanilla.
. Gradually pour the hot milk mixture onto the sugar mixture, whisking constantly.
. Wipe out the saucepan and pour the mixture back into it. Heat gently, stirring with a wooden spoon (see Steps 1 and 2, for stirring tips) until the custard is thickened, but before any lumps form.
. Eat hot or cold.