Homemade Custard Recipe (Pastry Cream)

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Homemade Custard

























Today I have for you a homemade vanilla custard recipe, which can be used for a pastry cream or enjoyed on its own.
Custard is a variety of culinary preparations, based on cooked mixture of milk (cream) and egg yolk. Most popular custards are used as desserts or dessert sauces and include sugar and vanilla.
Custard is usually cooked in a double boiler or gently heated in a pan on a stove.

 

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Homemade Custard

 

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Homemade Custard Recipe (Pastry Cream)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Homemade Custard Recipe
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8
Calories: 415 kcal
Author: Lyubomira L
Ingredients
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp flour (can use cornflour)
  • 8 oz soft butter
Instructions
  1. In a large pot pour milk and half of the sugar and bring to just below boil. Reduce heat to medium.
  2. Meanwhile in a bowl whisk egg yolks with the remaining sugar, flour and vanilla. Add 1 cup from the warm milk and carefully mix, then add mixture to the remaining warm milk and heat gently (on low heat), stirring with a wooden spoon. Keep stirring until custard thickens, or for at least 5 minutes.
  3. Turn off heat and add butter, which will thicken the custard even more, after it cools down. Stir again and remove from heat. You can strain custard to get rid of any lumps.
  4. Serve warm, at room temperature or cold.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Custard Recipe (Pastry Cream)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 415 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 170mg 57%
Sodium 259mg 11%
Potassium 177mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 31g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 20.7%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 15.6%
Iron 2.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.