Real Vanilla Custard

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    600 ml

    (1 pint).
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Cook's Companion: A step-by-step guide to cooking skills including original recipes

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1991

  • About


This really is a luxurious treat. It is so good that the French recognize its worth with the name of crème anglaise. In traditional custard recipes, the milk and eggs are stirred for ages in a bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, but I find if you just scald the milk and pour it from a height o