2 cups (500ml) milk
6 egg yolks
1 cup (200g) sugar
1 vanilla pod
rind of one small lemon - thickly cut
Heat milk in a saucepan with the vanilla and lemon rind
Bring to the boil.
Remove from heat and cool a little.
Beat egg yolks and sugar in a mixing bowl for about 10 minutes or until light and fluffy.
Little by little, stir in warm milk until well mixed.
Cook stirring constantly with a whisk untei mixture starts to thicken (Do not allow to boil). Remove from heat, place over a pan of ice and allow to cool completely, stirring from time to time.
You can serve this custard as a dessert or use it as garnish or filling of another dessert like the ENGLISH TRIFLE....which will be my next post!