Vanilla Custard

March 10th, 2012 in Tips, Advices & How-to by
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Total cooking time: 20min  
Vanilla Custard

Vanilla Custard

I use vanilla custard to fill eclairs and cream puffs. It is easy to do (just don’t forget to stir) and tastes delicious!

This custard can also be spread thin dry layers of multi-layer cakes such as “Napoleon”.

Vanilla custard calls for egg yolks, so you can find these recipes which call for egg whites somewhat useful.

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 cups of milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cups of sugar (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • Vanilla extract to taste

How to prepare, step-by-step:

  1. Prepare ingredients:
    Vanilla Custard Recipe: Step 1

    Vanilla Custard Recipe: Step 1

  2. Separate egg yolks from egg whites (you will not need egg whites for this recipe):
    Vanilla Custard Recipe: Step 2

    Vanilla Custard Recipe: Step 2

  3. Add all sugar in (if you pour yolks to a sauce pan and start mixing ingredients in right there, it will decrease amount of dishes to clean):
    Vanilla Custard Recipe: Step 3

    Vanilla Custard Recipe: Step 3

  4. Mix sugar with egg yolks until mixture is homogeneous:
    Vanilla Custard Recipe: Step 4

    Vanilla Custard Recipe: Step 4

  5. Then add all flour:
    Vanilla Custard Recipe: Step 5

    Vanilla Custard Recipe: Step 5

  6. And mix it in as well:
    Vanilla Custard Recipe: Step 6

    Vanilla Custard Recipe: Step 6

  7. Pour milk to a pan and bring to boil:
    Vanilla Custard Recipe: Step 7

    Vanilla Custard Recipe: Step 7

  8. Move yolk-sugar-flour mixture to a sauce pan (if you didn’t pay enough attention just like me and mixed it in a bowl), then gradually pour hot milk in, mix using whisk until well incorporated:
    Vanilla Custard Recipe: Step 8

    Vanilla Custard Recipe: Step 8

  9. Put sauce pan on low heat burner and cook custard until it is thickened (10-15min), continue stir with whisk all the way till the end; then add vanilla sugar or vanilla extract to taste:
    Vanilla Custard Recipe: Step 9

    Vanilla Custard Recipe: Step 9

  10. When thickness of custard begin resembling butter milk, remove pan from burner and cool custard down before using for eclairs or cake:
    Vanilla Custard Recipe: Step 10

    Vanilla Custard Recipe: Step 10

Enjoy!

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One Response to “Vanilla Custard”

  1. CherryAlmond says:

    Great recipe. I heated the milk in the microwave, added some hot milk to the egg mix, then put the whole lot back in the microwave mixed together. I find there to be less work involved in microwaving and much less risk of lumps – stunning.

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