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I’m starting a new series of post in this blog called “basic recipes”. The name says it all, there will be some basic recipes that are easy to make and you may adapt in thousands of ways. The first…

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  • 300 ml milk (1 & 1/4 cup)
  • 200 ml (3/4 cup & 1 tbs) unsweetened cream – you may replace it with milk and use 500 ml milk (2 cups &
  • ⅔ cups sugar
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 4 tbs corn-starch
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Mix everything together in a dip medium saucepan until the mixture is homogeneous.
  2. Put it over medium heat and cook stirring continuously until it thickens and big bubbles start appearing on the surface (around 15-20 minutes).
  3. Remove from the heat, put it in a glass bowl and cover with plastic kitchen wrap, so it doesn’t form a crust at the top.
  4. Let it cool completely before using.

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