Orange Zest Infused Custard

This is a simple and wonderful way to make a quick, light full of flavour custard for puddings and desserts or to eat puddled over a pile of sliced bananas – OH! OH! OH!

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook time: 25 min

Serves: Makes 500ml


2 cups milk *see JFHx : Amped Up Milk
zest of 1 large orange
1/4 cup sugar *see JFhx : Sweet Spice Mash Up
3 egg yolks
2 tsp cornflour


Pour the milk into a saucepan and heat gently to a simmer.

Sprinkle in your zest, stir then remove from the heat, allowing the zest to infuse the milk for about 15 minutes, give it a stir every now and again.

Drain the milk and discard the zest.  Pour the milk into a clean saucepan and heat again to a simmer.

In a heatproof bowl or jug, whisk together the sugar, egg yolks and cornflour.

Once the milk is simmering (not boiling), whisk a little of the hot milk into the egg mixture, keep adding a little at a time until all the milk is combined.  Transfer back to the saucepan.

Stir over a low heat until the custard is thick and silky. Simmer for another minute. Then remove from the heat.