Amaretto Vanilla Custard

Amaretto adds a delicious almond flavour to Ed Baines's rich recipe for home-made custard
By Ed Baines
Amaretto Vanilla Custard
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  • Serves: 4-6
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

main

  • 100 ml milk
  • 200 ml double cream
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 55 g caster sugar
  • 20 ml amaretto (almond liqueur)

Method

1. In a heavy-based saucepan heat together the milk, double cream and vanilla pod.

2. Meanwhile, whisk together the yolks and caster sugar until well-blended. Whisk in the warm amaretto.

3. Pour half of the hot milk mixture into the egg mixture, whisking as you do so until well-blended.

4. Pour the egg mixture into the saucepan and mix with the remaining hot milk.

5. Over a very low heat, cook the mixture stirring until thickened into a smooth custard, taking care not to let the mixture curdle. Serve.

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