Almond Egg Custard

    15 min

    This creamy custard is quick and easy to make. It's flavoured with almond extract and is perfect served over steamed puddings or cakes.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 60g dried skimmed milk powder
    • 2 tablespoons cornflour
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 350ml water
    • 4 egg yolks, beaten
    • 1 teaspoon almond extract

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Mix together milk powder, cornflour and sugar in a medium sized saucepan. Stir in a mixture of water and egg yolks gradually, until smooth.
    2. Cook and stir over medium heat until thick and smooth. Continue to cook while stirring over low heat for one minute longer.
    3. Remove from heat and stir in almond extract. Allow custard to cool before using.

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    Works great in chocolate cake. I used with Hershey's Chocolate Cake (on this website) and frosted with buttercream icing....rave reviews!  -  28 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This custard is so easy and delicious, and it's a great way to use up leftover egg yolks. I made it with whole milk powder and vanilla flavor (instead of almond) and served it with apple pastries, and it was superb!  -  20 Jul 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Fabulous and so easy! I filled a white cake with this and added an almond flavored white frosting, sprinkled with some slivered almonds. I'll definitely use this recipe again!  -  11 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)