We love our sweet treats in this house and custard is one of those desserts that is always well received. When I was a child my Nan and Dad would have made custard from a tin. Now that I have a gluten allergy and I gave up sugar and processed foods, I can no longer eat these types of foods. So this is my gluten and dairy free custard recipe that I decided to share with you. It’s in my book Gifts from Grandpa which is available on Amazon. I have also made a video and the link is under the picture below. Plus the blog post is below too.
- Measuring jug
- Stirring spoon
- Nutribullet or blender
- Small bowl
- Serving jug
- Whole milk or coconut milk x 500mls
- Egg yolks x 4
- Cornflour x 2 tbsp (optional)
- Coconut sugar or brown sugar x 4 tbsps
- Vanilla powder or half a vanilla pod plus the seeds x 1/4 tsp
- Put 4 tablespoons of sugar into the food processor or nutribullet and blend.
- When it resembles fine ground sugar, set aside.
- Start by heating the milk on a medium heat on the hob.
- Add the vanilla powder and stir the milk continuously until it’s hot but not boiling.
- Once hot, remove from the heat.
- In a small bowl, separate the eggs, leaving the yolks in the bowl.
- Now add the sugar and cornflour (optional) to the egg yolks.
- Mix all these ingredients together and pour into the hot milk.
- Stir the milk and the egg mix together.
- Put the pan back onto a low heat and again stir continuously.
- The custard should start to thicken as you stir but it may take a while for this to happen.
- Tip: Be patient.
- Then if it’s not thickening add another tablespoon of flour and gently stir again.
- Keep adding until it starts to thicken.
- Once it thickens to a consistency of your liking, remove from the heat and serve.
- Then enjoy.
Homemade Custard is delicious and it’s worth the extra effort needed to put into making it. We ate our custard with a version of my Nan’s Rhubarb Crumble and it was a big hit in our house. As I mentioned earlier, my Nan would serve her version with bananas or stewed fruit. Occasionally we would eat cold custard with jelly which was another big favourite of mine. Custard is such a versatile food it can be eaten with so many desserts. However you decide to eat this dish, as always, enjoy.
Did you have custard as a child and what did you enjoy eating with it? Let me know in the comments below and please don’t forget to like and follow me. Thank you. xxx