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List of ingredients for Custard

* 570 ml (1 pint) of milk
* 55 ml (2 fl oz) single cream
* 1 vanilla pod or ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
* 4 egg yolks
* 30 g (1 oz) caster sugar
* 2 teaspoons cornflour
* Grated nutmeg (optional)

* Heat the milk, cream and vanilla pod to a slow simmer
* In a separate large bowl, vigorously whisk the egg yolks, sugar and cornflour (and vanilla extract if used)
* Pour the milk into the egg mixture, whisking all the while
* Return the mixture to the pan and stir until thickened. Check that it does not stick to the bottom of the pan
* Pour into a serving jug


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