Real proper custard

Preparation time

less than 30 mins

Cooking time

10 to 30 mins


Makes 570ml/1 pint custard

Try making Mary Berry’s foolproof, homemade custard, perfect for slathering on crumbles, pies and puddings.

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From Saturday Kitchen


  • 570ml/1 pint milk
  • 55ml/2fl oz single cream
  • 1 vanilla pod or ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs, yolks only
  • 30g/1oz caster sugar
  • 2 level tsp cornflour
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