NOTE: Please have patience with this one, as it contains constant stirring


  • 1 Vanilla pod
  • 500ml of Milk
  • 5 Egg Yolks
  • 80g caster sugar
Add milk to a saucepan and bring to the boil adding the vanilla seeds and pod. (Take a knife and scrape them from the pod.) Do not leave it boiling long. Take it off the heat once it starts to bubble.

Next, in a bowl, mix your egg yolks with your sugar and mix. this needs to be whisked until it turns pale in colour. Through a sieve, pour your milk over this mixture, discarding the vanilla pod that was used earlier.

In another pan (Or the same one if you have time to wash it out. ;) ), add the mix and cook slowly. The mix needs to be continually stirred for at least 8 minutes until it thickens. Once it's able to coat the back of the spoon, it is ready.

[Note: For a savoury option, add cheese instead of vanilla.]


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