Boiled Custard

Oxmoor House
about 4 cups


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8 egg yolks, beaten
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt
4 cups milk, scalded
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Combine egg yolks, sugar, flour, and salt in top of a double boiler; stir until well blended. Slowly pour 1/4 cup scalded milk into yolk mixture, stirring with a wire whisk until mixture is smooth. Slowly pour remaining scalded milk into yolk mixture, stirring constantly.

Place over boiling water and cook, stirring with a metal spoon, until mixture thickens and coats the spoon. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla. Cool custard to room temperature, and chill thoroughly.

Created date

February 2010