Custard Pudding

Servings : Serves 4

This simple pudding can be served on it’s own or used in making a trifle or in layering any other dessert.


  • 500ml whole milk (or skimmed if you like)
  • 5 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 slightly heaped tbsp. custard powder
  • pinch of cardamom
  • drop of vanilla essence
  • 3-4 tbsp. evaporated milk
  • nuts for garnishing


First, mix the custard powder separately in a small bowl with about 2 tbsp. of milk. Pour the remainder of the 500 ml in a pan with the evaporated milk and sugar and bring it to almost boiling point then lower the heat.

Add the cardamom and vanilla followed by the custard mixture and keep stirring until the mixture thickens (for about 2-3 minutes) then turn off the heat. If lumps of custard occur, pass the mixture through a sieve so it smooths out.

Pour into serving bowls and let it cool to room temp, then garnish with nuts and refrigerate until cold. It will thicken more as it cools.

Serve and enjoy!

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