Tradtional Egg Custard

Serves 6


  • 2 Henergy Cage Free egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Whisk the egg yolks and sugar together in a bowl until pale and creamy. Whisk in the cornflour until smooth.
  2. At the same time heat the milk and vanilla in a small saucepan until just about boiling.
  3. Gradually pour the milk into the egg yolk mixture while continuing to constantly whisk.
  4. Return the custard mixture to the pan and place over a gentle heat.
  5. Stir constantly until the custard boils and thickens.
  6. Pour into a jug and cover with clingfilm until you are ready to serve.

Cooking Tips

To make a thin custard that is more pourable just omit the cornflour.