Homemade Vanilla Custard

Homemade Vanilla Custard
     Custard is such a great comfort food, perfect on cold days spent inside the house. What makes custard different from regular vanilla pudding is the extra egg yolks, which make for a richer dessert.
     The custard recipe I am going to share with you is what I call my “go-to” recipe. It is quick, requires only one pan, and you don’t have to temper the eggs. You can use it to fill a Boston Creme pie or just eat it plain. (We usually do the latter). It only takes about 10 minutes to make and two hours to cool.
 
Just after whisking the first 5 ingredients together
As the mixture heats, a foam will begin to form on top
The custard comes to a boil QUICKLY;
Be careful not to get burned.
The plastic wrap prevents a film from forming on top.
 
Homemade Vanilla Custard
 
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Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan stir together: sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Add egg yolks and milk.
  2. Whisk mixture together over medium heat, making sure to whisk constantly and scrape down sides of pan. Bring to a boil and let boil for about 10 seconds before removing from heat.
  3. Whisk in butter and vanilla.
  4. Pour into a new bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Cool in refrigerator 2 hours before serving.
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