Easy Vanilla Custard Recipe

Yesterday afternoon hubby and I decided that it was now time to introduce custard to our 10 month old son.  I went checking out various recipes but was not satisfied enough with any of them to give them a try. There was either too many eggs, too much sugar or just many extra additives that I could not be happy with.
So I thought it over for awhile and thought this can't be too complicated a dish to simplify. Well I came up with this result. My husband liked it, I liked it and most importantly our son liked it.

Here is the recipe. I have included pictures below of what ours looked like. 


2 teaspoons corn flour
2 cups fresh whole milk
2 tablespoons castor sugar (superfine granulated)
1 egg yolk
½ teaspoon vanilla essence

shredded coconut (optional)


In a bowl mix the corn flour with a little of cold milk until blended smooth.

Pour the remaining milk into a saucepan and heat. When milk becomes hot pour it over the blended corn flour, stirring.

Return the mixture back into the sauce pan and heat to a boil. Stir for about 1 to 2 minutes to allow the corn flour to cook but not stick to the bottom.

Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar. Place mixture in refrigerator and allow to cool slightly.

Beat the egg yolk lightly in a small bowl. Add a little of the corn flour mixture to the egg. Mix well. Pour into the saucepan.

Heat and stir constantly until the custard has thickened. Do not boil.

Add the vanilla essence.

Pour the mixture into serving dishes.

* If you wish sprinkle a little shredded coconut over the mixture.

Serve hot or cold. Enjoy :)

Here are our custards which we served cold. Hubby and I had sprinkled coconut over ours. Our son had his without the coconut.

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