Serves: 4 (makes 1 quantity*)
Time to make: 15 mins
Total cost: $2.80 / $0.70 per serve
1 1/4 cups trim milk
1 vanilla pod, split lengthways or 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon castor sugar
1 tablespoon cornflour
Step 1 Heat milk with vanilla pod and allow to just come to the boil. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks with sugar. Mix cornflour with 2 tablespoons water to make a paste.
Step 2 Pour hot milk over egg yolks while whisking vigorously with a whisk. When completely mixed in, return to pan with cornflour.
Step 3 Stir over a low heat until mixture thickens to coat back of spoon. This will take 5-6 minutes. Remove vanilla pod. Use as required.