Chocolate custard recipe

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serves: 4 - 6

Nutrition per portion

Calories 237 kCal 12%
Fat 10.8g 15%
  -  Saturates 5.8g 29%
Carbohydrates 26.0g 12%
  -  of which Sugars 20.3g 23%
Protein 8.2g 16%
Salt 0.17g 3%
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    • 450ml (3/4pt creamy milk
    • 3tbsp cocoa powder
    • 4tbsp caster sugar
    • 1tbsp cornflour
    • 2 large free range egg yolks
    • 18cm souffl√© dish or deep baking dish, greased, and a roasting tin


    • Heat all but 2 tbsp of the milk in a medium-sized non-stick pan.

    • Sift the cocoa, sugar and cornflour into a heatproof bowl.

    • Add the yolks and reserved milk then stir to make a thick, smooth paste.

    • Stir in the hot milk then pour the mixture back into the pan and stir gently over a low heat until the custard thickens.

    • Don’t let the mixture boil or the eggs will scramble.

    • Pour into a jug and serve hot with the pudding.

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