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Vanilla custard

Vanilla custard

Serves: 4 (makes 1 quantity*)
Time to make: 15 mins

Total cost: $ 2.80 / $ 0.70 per serve

(at time of publication)


Make it gluten free: Use gluten-free cornflour.

*Use this custard to make these recipes:

Peach and banana mess
Rhubarb custard trifle

HFG tip

  • Save egg whites for future use to make meringue or for glazing.
  • If storing custard, keep vanilla pod in custard until ready to serve to allow the vanilla flavour to develop.
  • To make the vanilla custard in the microwave, heat milk for 1 1/2 minutes on full power in a microwave-proof bowl. Prepare as in step 2, returning the mix to a microwave bowl. Heat on high for 3 minutes, whisking every 30 seconds.


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Photographer: Melanie Jenkins

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