Have you ever experienced the silky, heavenly indulgence of a perfectly prepared custard? A dessert that seems so simple, yet when done right, has the ability to transport us to a world of pure satisfaction. This is not an ordinary pudding that we are preparing here. No, we're talking Custard Deluxe - the kind of dessert that would make kings and queens jealous!
We're breathing new life into the classic custard we all know from our childhoods. We take the time to get the most out of each step, extracting the flavors and perfecting the textures to create an experience that goes far beyond the ordinary.
Join us on this culinary journey as we explore the fine art of vanilla custard making. We immerse ourselves in the process, let ourselves be seduced by the subtle flavors of the real vanilla bean and celebrate the satisfaction that only a homemade pudding can offer. The star of our show is vanilla, the queen of spices, whose delicate, sweet and exotic notes bring depth and complexity to any dish in which it is incorporated.
So, let's not waste any time! Get your wooden spoons ready, get the milk out of the fridge and make sure you have a good vanilla bean handy. It's time to delve into the magical world of homemade vanilla pudding.
Well, let's start with the recipe...
Homemade Custard Deluxe
- 500ml fresh whole milk
- 4 tbsp sugar
- 2 vanilla beans
- 4 egg yolks
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- A pinch of salt
1. Preparing the vanilla pods Cut the vanilla pods lengthwise and scrape out the seeds with the back of a knife. Be sure to snag all the little black vanilla dots - they're the flavor gold of this recipe!
2. Prepare milk Pour the milk into a medium saucepan. Add the sugar and stir over medium heat until the sugar has completely dissolved. Then add the vanilla bean and the scraped pulp. Let the mixture almost come to a boil, but don't boil.
3. Mix together the yolks and cornstarch. While the milk is heating, separate the yolks from the whites and place the yolks in a separate bowl. Add the cornstarch and mix the mixture until completely smooth.
4. Combination of milk and egg yolk mixture Remove the milk from the heat and remove the vanilla bean. Slowly, stirring constantly, pour the hot milk into the egg yolk mixture. This step is important to ensure the yolks don't curdle.
5. Cook the pudding. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and heat over medium-high, stirring constantly, until thickened. This should take around 5-7 minutes.
6. Let Pudding Cool Pour the pudding into dessert bowls or a large jar and let cool to room temperature. Then cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least two hours, or better yet, overnight.
7. Serve When the pudding has completely cooled and set, it's ready to serve! Enjoy it as is or top it with some fresh fruit or a pinch of cinnamon. Bon appetit!