1 pint cream / milk
6 large egg yolks
1 dsp cornflour
1 oz golden sugar
1 dsp Vanilla or a pod split
Heat cream / milk
Whisk Egg yolks sugar and cornflour, if using vanilla extract mix here. If using a pod add to the milk to infuse.
Gradually pour hot milk into bowl with eggs etc stirring in as it pours.. Take your time or you get scrambled eggs
When its mixed return to heat. It can be done directly in a pan but it tends to burn or stick. I prefer a bai marie .
Slowly stir constantly. Until its done. Normally, nothing appears to be happening for a long time, then suddenly it thickens. Thats when you play with the heat , lifting the bowl replacing etc. To keep it from lumping , burning or sticking.
If you do overheat it and it looks grainy, transfer it to a jug or bowl and continue to whisk until it becomes smooth again.
Pour the custard into a jug or bowl, cover the surface and leave to cool.