Friday, September 7, 2012

Foodie Friday: fingers optional...

Anyone who knows their Doctor Who knows that custard was almost a main character in the Series 6 premiere. I thought that I would try to make it from scratch just to up the ante for the Series 7 premiere on Saturday. I added some homemade Ginger Syrup on a few berries for a real treat!

  • 25g or 1 oz caster sugar (Caster sugar can be tricky to find in the US, so I blitzed some regular granulated sugar in the food processor until it was finer.)
  • 300ml or 10 fl oz of boiling milk
  • 3 drops of vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg yolks


  •  Beat the egg yolks
  •  In a large bowl place the sugar, vanilla essence and the beaten egg yolks and mix together.
  •  Now pour in the boiling milk, whisking as you pour.
  • Put the custard into a saucepan and, over a LOW heat, stir until the right constituency is obtained. Test by putting a wooden spoon in the mixture - it should cover the back of the spoon when the spoon is lifted out. DO NOT let the mixture boil or you will end up with sweet scrambled eggs.
  • Remove from the heat and either serve immediately or allow to cool. Once cooled it should be covered and kept in the fridge for 2 days. Do not reheat once chilled.

Unadorned and beautiful!

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