We're reasonably obsessed with apple crumble in our house, and the perfect accompaniment to that is a homemade custard.
It took me a few trial and error attempts to get the technique right, but once you've got it you'll definitely preference it over shop-bought.
- 200ml double/thick cream
- 700ml whole milk
- 4 egg yolks
- 100g caster sugar
- 1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped out
- Add the cream, milk and vanilla pod (without seeds) to a saucepan and bring to just below boiling point
- In a bowl, whisk the yolks, sugar and vanilla seeds together
- Combine the hot mixture with the sugar mixture while whisking steadily
- Once combined, add the mixture back to the saucepan and heat gently while stirring constantly
- If the end mixture is a little lumpy you can always sieve it after but a good stirring technique should reduce any need for this
Be careful when mixing the hot mixture with the sugar mixture, if you don't whisk enough you'll end up with a sweet scrambled egg mixture.
This is a basic custard recipe, but the Good Food site was where I found the pointers.