Quick and Easy Custard


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About this recipe: This simple, comforting pud is perfect on its own or garnished with fresh berries.


Serves: 4 

  • 4 tablespoons cornflour
  • 5 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 450ml milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 50g butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Combine cornflour and sugar in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Gradually whisk in milk.
  2. Microwave on High until thickened and boiling, about 5 to 7 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes. Gradually beat half the hot cornflour mixture into the eggs, then stir eggs back into remaining cornflour mixture.
  3. Microwave on High until thickened and heated through, about 1 to 3 minutes, stirring every 45 seconds. Whisk in butter and vanilla. Serve warm.

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Reviews (7)


Realised AFTER cooking the strudel that we had no custard! Quickly found this recipe - definitely quick n easy and tasted great. Had thumbs up from 8 year old through to 40 somethings - all had double helpings. Would recommend as a great standby, thank you for saving the evening! - 09 Dec 2011


Great custard, everyone loved it, even the other half who is a dedicated ambrosia fan!! - 22 Sep 2014


Tastes okay, but quite lumpy and not very runny unless I've done something wrong. Will probably stick with store-bought next time. - 30 Oct 2015

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