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  • 1. Cooking: Traditional Vanilla Custard For Year 9 Students By Shaun Morris Let’s Get Cooking!!!
  • 2. Traditional vanilla custard
    • Ingredients (serves 4)
    • 1 cup milk
    • 1 cup thickened cream
    • 1 vanilla bean (see note)
    • 4 egg yolks
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour
    • 1/3 cup caster sugar
    • Method
    • Combine milk and cream in a small saucepan. Using a sharp knife, split vanilla bean in half lengthways and scrape out seeds. Add bean and seeds to milk mixture. Place over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes or until hot (do not allow to boil). Remove saucepan from heat.
    • Whisk egg yolks, cornflour and sugar in a heatproof bowl until well combined. Remove vanilla beans from milk mixture. Pour hot milk mixture over egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly.
    • Return mixture to saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, for 15 to 20 minutes or until custard thickens and coats the back of a metal spoon (do not allow custard to boil, as it might curdle).
    • Serve custard warm or cold over stewed fruit, pancakes or crumbles.
    • Notes & tips
    • You could use 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla paste instead of the vanilla bean.
    • If cooling custard for later use, cover the surface with plastic wrap to prevent a skin forming.
    • Variation
    • To make  chocolate custard , add 100g chopped good-quality dark or milk chocolate to the custard at the end of step 3 and stir until smooth.
    • Super Food Ideas - June 2006, Page 78 Recipe by  Julie Jansen
  • 3. Have an organised and clean work environment
  • 4. Take your time and follow the recipe’s steps Carefully
  • 5. Treat all ingredients with care in storage and transport
  • 6. Different options for the same recipe Perhaps Chocolate!!!!
  • 7. Very important! Be careful with this step...
  • 8. How should it look?
  • 9. The Perfect Crème Custard
  • 10. All ingredients are important to achieve the desired affect
  • 11. Different options for the custard
  • 12. Take care and pride in your work!!
  • 13. It looks good…now let’s make it look great!
  • 14. Your finished product…Well done!
  • 15. Clean as you go Your cooking is only as good as your cleaning
  • 16. Working and cooking together as a team to achieve your goal
  • 17. References
    • Background Music: Composed by Kevin MacLeod : Retrieved, 11 th of August,2009, at,
    • Photos: In class environment with consent of students. Taken by Shaun Morris(2009)
    • Recipe: http://
    Thanks for the Cooperation of my Year 9 Students… You know who you are! Great Cooking!!!