Fresh egg vanilla custard recipe

By Matthew Drennan

  1. Serves 6
  2. less than 30 minutes
  3. Rating

This glorious egg custard recipe can be ladled generously onto puds or tucked into on its own.

tried and tested
Fresh egg vanilla custard


  1. Seeds from a vanilla pod
  2. 300ml full-fat milk
  3. 6 medium egg yolks
  4. 75g golden caster sugar
  5. 1/2 tsp cornflour


  1. 1.Put the seeds from a vanilla pod into a pan with 300ml full-fat milk and bring just to the boil.
  2. 2.In a clean bowl, whisk 6 medium egg yolks with 75g golden caster sugar and 1/2 tsp cornflour until pale and thickened. Pour over the boiling milk, mix to combine, then return to the pan.
  3. 3.Cook over a very gentle heat for 5-7 minutes until it coats the back of a spoon. Strain and keep warm in a flask.


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