Custard recipes

The joy of custard is its versatility: whether you’re pouring it over bread and butter pudding, eating it baked inside a pastel de nata, or spreading a creme anglaise on top of a pastry.

Once you’ve made proper custard from scratch, you’ll never go back to the powdered stuff. We’ve got a silky vegan custard recipe. too.

Explore the many joys to be had from combining eggs, milk and sugar in our custard recipes collection, or find custard tarts galore here.

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Chocolate parkin with marbled custard

Retro puddings

Chocolate parkin with marbled custard

Sticky Yorkshire parkin is taken to chocolate town with this indulgent bake – but the sauce definitely shares star billing....

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Crème anglaise

Custard recipes

Crème anglaise

Crème anglaise is a staple of the French culinary canon and the basis of many other custard recipes. This classic...

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Blackcurrant and bay clafoutis

Custard recipes

Blackcurrant and bay clafoutis

This light and fluffy clafoutis has a creamy custardy texture that’s perfect against the juicy, tart fruit. We’ve used blackcurrants...

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Chai crème brûlée

Custard recipes

Chai crème brûlée

Who doesn’t like a crème brûlée?! Combine the classic crunchy-topped custard with the comforting spiced flavours of chai and you’re...

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Plum and apricot brioche tart with crème fraîche custard

Fruit tart recipes

Plum and apricot brioche tart with crème fraîche custard

This extra special brioche tart makes the most of the summer’s fruit. A crème fraîche custard  captures the delicious fruit...

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Vegan custard

Vegan dessert recipes

Vegan custard

Vegan custard is easy to make (even easier than regular custard, in fact) and endlessly versatile. Enjoy this 4-ingredient version...

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Rhubarb, ginger and custard galette

March seasonal recipes

Rhubarb, ginger and custard galette

Gorgeous to look at but simple to knock together, this galette serves up the tessellated bedazzlement of those rhubarb tarts...

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Savoury custard with mackerel and pickled rhubarb (chawanmushi)

Rhubarb recipes

Savoury custard with mackerel and pickled rhubarb (chawanmushi)

Rhubarb and custard in a savoury setting? You bet – chawanmushi is a Japanese egg custard usually flavoured with dashi...

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Rhubarb and custard brioche loaf

Rhubarb recipes

Rhubarb and custard brioche loaf

The layers of this tear-and-share brioche loaf can simply be peeled away to enjoy. Between each sheet of pillowy dough...

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Parmesan and paprika custards with quince toast

Christmas starter recipes

Parmesan and paprika custards with quince toast

With umami-rich parmesan, smoky paprika and fruity quince paste soldiers for dipping, these savoury set custards provide a simple make-ahead...

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Deep-fried custard with rhubarb dipping sauce

Rhubarb recipes

Deep-fried custard with rhubarb dipping sauce

This is rhubarb and custard like you’ve never seen it before! In the Marche region of Italy crema fritta is...

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Raspberry and custard mini cakes

Easy baking recipes to make with kids

Raspberry and custard mini cakes

Reminiscent of school traybakes with pink icing, these raspberry and custard mini cakes are given a suitably chic update –...

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Michel Roux Jr’s Îles flottantes

Dinner party dessert recipes

Michel Roux Jr’s Îles flottantes

You’re in for a treat with this classic dessert which sees a perfect custard, topped with meringues then covered in...

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Karpatka (Polish custard slice)

Mother's Day recipes

Karpatka (Polish custard slice)

Chef Kuba Winkowski shares his mum’s recipe for karpatka, Polish custard slice. Thick custard is sandwiched between two flaky layers...

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Sherry trifle with praline and orange custard

Trifle recipes

Sherry trifle with praline and orange custard

Our stunning sherry trifle is topped with orange scented custard, a billowing layer of cream and praline shards. Some crafty...

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Strawberry custard creams

Afternoon tea recipes

Strawberry custard creams

Bake a strawberry version of classic custard creams. Crisp vanilla biscuits are filled with jam and a delicious strawberry and...

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