Always brilliant with a range of desserts. Especially cake. And disastrous should you get it wrong!
- 2/3 tsps Vanilla Essence
- 250ml of Milk
- 250ml of Double Cream
- 4 Egg yolks
- 100g of Golden Caster sugar
- 1 tbsp of Cornflour.
Step 1: Place the milk and cream into a saucepan and heat. Add the vanilla essence and stir. Bring to a slow boil and then take off the heat.
Step 2: Whisk the egg yolks and caster sugar and the conflour (this is optional for thickness... i like thickness. That sounds wrong :/) until pale and thick.
Step 3: Add this to the milk and pop back onto medium heat. Stir clockwise continuously making sure to add a counter-clockwise stir every 7th stir until it coats hte back of the spoon. DO NOT LET IT OVERHEAT OR BOIL!
Should take no more than 20/25mins.