Mini Banana Bread Recipe

Mini Banana Bread with Coffee Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana is a special fruit that can be used in more than one way. You can enjoy it as is for a quick healthy snack, coat it in batter to make crisp fritters, or mix it with dulce de leche and cream for a decadent banoffee pie. And when bananas start turning brown on your kitchen counter, there’s an even longer list of recipes to put them to good use. Of course, banana bread easily tops that list. Continue reading “Mini Banana Bread Recipe”

Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookie Recipe

Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookie Recipe

I’ve always been interested in baking. Back in the day when I had no idea what a stand mixer was, I remember spending my weekends baking at home, mixing everything by hand. I used to read the backs of cake mix boxes and would cut out and save those recipes I thought I can do. Some turned out okay. Most were not. But I really like baking and working with the oven so much, I even decided to study it formally.
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Basic Custard Recipe

Basic Custard Recipe

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a spoonful or two of creamy custard made from scratch. Quick and easy to make, this custard recipe only needs a few basic pantry ingredients. The best part is, it goes well with just about any dessert, from puddings to pies to ice cream.

This custard recipe was shared by one of our favourite bloggers, Stay at Home Mum Jody Allen. Check out her blog for more delicious recipes.

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 egg yolks, room temperature
  • 2 tsp cornflour 
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence

Instructions

  1. Mix the egg yolks, cornflour, and sugar together in a jug or bowl. Whisk until well combined.
  2. In a saucepan, heat the milk and vanilla over low heat until warm (not hot). Keep an eye on your milk as it can overheat quickly.
  3. Remove the saucepan from the heat then add the warm milk to the egg mixture.
  4. Pour the egg and milk mixture back into the saucepan, stirring constantly until boiling.
  5. Take the saucepan off the heat when the custard is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon (if mixture isn’t thickening, gently heat it again).
  6. Serve your homemade custard hot or cold with any dessert of your choice.

Notes

  • If serving your custard cold, cover it with plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming.
  • Warming the milk using a double boiler can help prevent the bottom from scorching.
  • Custard is traditionally mixed with vanilla but you can always add other flavouring agents. Try infusing your warm milk with citrus zest or pouring it into some chopped chocolate before adding it to your egg mixture.
  • Top your baked apple pie with this creamy custard to make it even more delicious.