Alone or with a flavour add-in, this five-ingredient custard is the delicious, creamy base to all our trifles.
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2003
In bowl, whisk together egg yolks, 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the milk, the sugar and cornstarch.
In heavy saucepan, heat remaining milk over medium heat just until bubbles form around edge; gradually whisk into yolk mixture. Return to pan and cook, stirring, until mixture is thick enough to mound on spoon, 3 to 5 minutes.
Strain through fine sieve into clean bowl; stir in vanilla. Place plastic wrap directly on surface. Refrigerate until cold, about 4 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)
Makes 5 cups.
Nutritional facts Per 1/2 cup (125 mL) : about
- Sodium 55 mg
- Protein 6 g
- Calories 180.0
- Total fat 6 g
- Cholesterol 170 mg
- Saturated fat 2 g
- Total carbohydrate 26 g
- Iron 4.0
- Folate 11.0
- Calcium 13.0
- Vitamin A 12.0