17 desserts to make if you love custard

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17 desserts to make if you love custard

It’s the simple pleasures in life that really matter.

To make vanilla custard

Scald 200 ml milk over a high heat. Cream 2 free-range egg yolks, 30 g white sugar and 1 ml vanilla extract. Whisk a little bit of the warm milk into the egg mixture. Add the remaining milk to the eggs and whisk. Transfer to a clean saucepan, return to the heat and cook until it reaches the right consistency, stirring continually.

To make chocolate custard

Place 1 cup milk and 1 cup cream in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat. Mix 1 t vanilla extract, 6 free-range egg yolks, 100 g caster sugar and 1½ T good-quality cocoa powder in a bowl, then slowly pour into the cream-and-milk mixture, stirring continually. Place the saucepan over a low heat and cook, stirring, until the custard thickens. Pour the custard into a large bowl, cover with clingwrap and chill for 2 hours.

Bake it and add orange zest

These custard tarts have an extremely light and delicate texture that contrasts with the richness of the chocolate ganache. Using a blowtorch for a crisp caramel topping, as for crème brûlée, is another great idea. Get the recipe here.

Make a shortbread pastry tart

30 minutes is all you need to make this shortbread with custard and crushed candy tart.
Also try almond custard tarts made with phyllo pastry or this peach custard slice made with puff pastry.

Add it to cookie dough

Take 25 minutes out of your day and bake these quick little biscuits, perfect with a cup of tea. Get the recipe here.

More delicious ways with custard

Discover more warm pudding recipes here.

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