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Basic Custard Recipe

Recipe...

Basic Custard:
6 tbsp flour
6 tbsp sugar
2 egg yolks
2 cups milk
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla.

(someone asked... - Hi sunshowers08)

6 tablespoons (tbls) each of flour and sugar.
Mix 'em together.

Heat up 2 cups of milk in the microwave... (super hot... "scald the milk")
(if this is for a pie filling - boston cream perhaps? - reduce milk to 1 1/2 cups)
NOTE: use a big bowl... milk boils up to about sixty eight million times it's liquid size)

add a little of the hot milk to the flour / sugar mix and stir stir stir..
Add some more... the chuck it all back in with the milk and WHISK THE CRAP OUT OF IT..
No really whisk whisk whisk whisk whisk...
Cook for 30 seconds... whisk like mad
Cook for 30 seconds... whisk like mad
Cook for 30 seconds... whisk like mad
Cook for 30 seconds... whisk like mad
That's 2 minutes of cooking!!

It got thick...

Add a little of the hot thick liquid to...
a small bowl with two egg yolks... stir stir stir..
The idea is that the yolk will "cook" if you just dumped it in the hotness...
So add some hot, stir... add some more... stir..
Then finally dump it back in the big bowl.

Cook for 30 seconds... whisk like mad
Cook for 30 seconds... whisk like mad
That's another 1 minute of cooking!

Add a heaping tbsp of soft butter and one teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Stir stir stir...

Put in a bowl that sits in a bowl of ice, and cover the surface of the custard with plastic wrap...
(*to avoid getting a "skin" on top of it)

When you added the butter... you can add a 1/4 cup (or more) of choco-chips.
I added a 1/3 cup of white choco chips ... they melt fast...

When it's all totally cooled down, spoon it onto fruit, into pie, directly into your pie hole... whatever...


Yummi.
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