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Homemade Custard Pudding with Strawberries

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4 ramekins of custard topped with chopped strawberries on a table. A Jug of milk is in the background. | Hurry The Food Up

We’ve got a homemade custard pudding for you today, and what a delight it is! Cardamom custard topped with sliced strawberries and served in sweet little ramekins – it’s the perfect after dinner treat.

It takes a bit of time to bake and a bit of care to make the custard right, but it’s totally worth it for the smooth, creamy, comforting dessert you get at the end!

We think this would make a lovely end to a dinner party, right up there with our chocolate silken tofu ice cream or our cinnamon baked pears!

A jar of milk, 5 eggs, some strawberries, cardamom seeds, cornflour, sugar and syrup on a grey surface | Hurry The Food Up

How to make homemade custard pudding

This is a pretty easy homemade custard pudding, but as with a lot of egg and milk based sweets, you must treat it with a certain level of delicacy in order to avoid a curdling catastrophe!

We describe the process step by step on the recipe card, but the key thing to remember is not to have the temperature too high. This can cause the eggs to cook too quickly and curdle.

Keep it low and don’t let it boil!

Our custard is flavoured with cardamom. This adds a lovely fragrance to the dish and avoids any possible blandness.

You can grind cardamom pods freshly yourself in an espresso grinder, but normal store-bought cardamom works just as well (that’s what we used!).

A glass bowl of uncooked custard with a whisk in it. A small bowl of strawberries and a jug of milk | Hurry The Food Up

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High protein pudding!

We liked the idea of an old fashioned baked custard, partly for the flavour but also because we realised they have so much potential for a high protein pudding!

Custard is mostly made up of eggs and our homemade custard pudding uses three eggs in total.

Eggs are a great protein source, so 1 serving of this dessert provides you with 9g protein, which is a lot for a modest dessert!

A bird’s eye view of 4 ramekins of custard dessert, a jar of milk, cardamom seeds & some strawberries | Hurry The Food Up

In order to make the most of the protein potential of custard, we have modified our recipe to keep it healthy by lowering the fat quantities. Fat is where custard can get unhealthy, as some recipes use lashings of cream.

We stuck to milk in our easy custard recipe, so there is only 7g fat per serving. Lower it even further by using skimmed or semi skimmed milk.

So if you need a little protein boosting snack, keeping a little supply of custard pudding in the fridge is a great way to go.

A birds eye view of custard with strawberries in ramekins. A teaspoon of custard has been scooped out | Hurry The Food Up
Homemade Custard Pudding with Strawberries
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After a modest but delicious dessert recipe? Try our custard pudding, flavoured with cardamom & topped with strawberries!
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:45 minutes
Total Time:55 minutes
Servings:4
Calories:187kcal
Author: Abril Macías

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a medium sized pot add 4/5th of milk, sugar, salt, vanilla extract and ground cardamom. Mix until incorporated and bring to a full boil, then take off the heat.
    2 cups milk, 3 tbsp sugar, ½ tbsp vanilla extract, ¼ tsp salt, ½ tsp cardamom, ground
  • Whip the eggs in a medium sized bowl until completely incorporated, add the rest of the milk and cornstarch. Whisk.
    3 small eggs, 2 ¾ tbsp cornstarch
  • Add the hot milk a little at a time to the bowl while mixing constantly to bring the temperature of the milk down and avoid curdled eggs.
  • Take the custard mixture back into the pot and cook over medium-low heat, mixing constantly, until it thickens and barely simmers (not boil, don’t overcook or it will curdle) about 5 minutes. Divide the mixture into 4 serving bowls and allow to cool completely in the fridge.
  • Slice strawberries and serve custard with fresh strawberries.
    1 cup strawberries or fresh fruit of choice

NOTES

Looking for more delicious desserts?
Plant-based & Creamy Silken Tofu Chocolate Ice Cream
Fruity & Nutty Apple Breakfast Bake
Slimming & Filling Chia Almond Pudding
Light & Simple Cinnamon Baked Pears
Glorious Gluten Free Almond Flour Muffins

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Custard Pudding with Strawberries
Amount per Serving
Calories
187
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
7
g
11
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Cholesterol
 
121
mg
40
%
Sodium
 
233
mg
10
%
Potassium
 
283
mg
8
%
Carbohydrates
 
23
g
8
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
17
g
19
%
Protein
 
8
g
16
%
Vitamin A
 
356
IU
7
%
Vitamin C
 
21
mg
25
%
Calcium
 
173
mg
17
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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