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This is a fast, fairly simple recipe for custard that tastes absolutely great. Why not dip in some fresh berries for a summery fix?

  • Total time: 15 mins

Serves: 1


  • 1 egg yolk
    1 tbsp sugar
    1 tbsp cornflour
    150ml milk
    1/2 tsp vanilla essence


  1. Put the egg yolk, sugar, cornflour and milk into a pan.
  2. Bring to the boil, stirring over a low heat. (It helps to use a hand whisk.)
  3. Stir until thickened, then take off the heat.
  4. Add the vanilla essence.
  5. Leave to cool completely before consuming.

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