Gluten/Wheat free Custard

I was just looking for a recipe for wheat free custard online and found a great one on a website created by Peter Thomson.

Peter’s got a book out that you can buy from Amazon UK and US.

His recipes look very easy – none of that annoying American obsession with ‘cups’ for measuring and hardly any obscure or hugely expensive ingredients.

Here’s his recipe for custard (essential for Christmas!)

Ingredients
Serves 4
4 fl oz or 115ml can evaporated milk
3 oz or 75 g sugar
1 oz or 25g cornflour
¼ pint or 150ml milk

Method

Stir the sugar into the evaporated milk in a pan and stir over a gentle heat until all the sugar has dissolved.

Bring to a simmer. Simmer gently for six minutes.

Mix the cornflour with a little cold milk into a smooth paste, then add the remaining milk and mix well.

Add the cornflour mixture to the evaporated milk mixture.

Heat the custard, stirring continuously, until it reaches a simmer and the custard thickens. Do not boil the custard.

Variations

Add the following flavourings to the cold cornflour mixture:

1 oz or 25g cocoa powder.

OR

1 teaspoon instant coffee powder.

OR

1 tablespoon orange juice.

OR

2 drops vanilla essence.

Website - http://www.peter-thomson.co.uk/glutenfree/

Or buy the book - http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/asin/0340789247/peterthomson-21

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