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Brown sugar custard

Australian Gourmet Traveller Christmas recipe for brown sugar custard

By Rodney Dunn
  • 5 mins preparation
  • 10 mins cooking
  • Serves 8
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Brown sugar custard
Makes 3 cups.


  • 1 litre milk (4 cups)
  • 200 ml cream
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthways and seeds scraped
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 160 gm brown sugar
  • 20 ml brandy (1 tbsp)


  • 1
    Combine milk, cream, vanilla bean and seeds in a saucepan and bring to the simmer over low heat, remove vanilla bean and set aside. Whisk egg yolks, sugar and brandy in a large bowl, whisk in warm milk mixture and return to saucepan. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon over low heat for 10 minutes or until thickened and custard coats the back of the spoon. Serve immediately with <b><a href="/recipes/recipe-search/masterclass/2008/1/christmas-pudding/">Christmas pudding</a></b> or cool and refrigerate until required.