Yes you can make your own custard! I find ready-made custards sickly sweet. Who knows what’s in them? And you don’t need to buy custard powder either. Here’s an easy recipe.


2 cups milk

1/4 cup milk extra, mixed with 2 Tbs cornflour

1 Tbs butter

1 Tbs sugar

2 egg yolks


Add butter and sugar to the milk and bring it to boil over moderately high heat. Turn the heat down and quickly whisk in combined extra milk and cornflour mixture. Then whisk in 2 egg yolks, continuing to stir until it thickens. Serve over pumpkin and prune cake, chocolate sweet potato cake, or with pumpkin pie. Or serve over sliced banana and sprinkle with coconut. Is this a north Queensland thing or do you serve custard this way?

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