About this recipe:You can jazz this up with orange zest or liqueur, for example – they can really make an impact and turn a dessert into something special.
4 egg yolks
4 tsp cornflour
4 tbsp caster sugar
600 ml (1 pint) semi-skimmed milk
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Method Prep:5min › Cook:5min › Ready in:10min
Put the egg yolks, cornflour and sugar in a bowl and beat until smooth.
Pour the milk into a saucepan and bring to the boil, then slowly pour it onto the egg yolk mixture, stirring thoroughly.
Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over a low heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens to a custard consistency. It should reach 82°C (180°F) on a cooking thermometer. Remove from the heat and strain into a bowl. Serve hot or leave to cool before using or serving.