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Traditional Custard Aga

Egg custard is a classic that everyone should be able to make, very simple, delicious and ready in no time.
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Course Aga, Dessert, sauce
Cuisine Irish
Servings 4


  • 250 ml milk or cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 30 g caster sugar
  • ½ tbsp corn flour


  • Place the milk and vanilla extract onto the saucepan, over the simmering stovetop and bring to a light boil.
  • In the meantime, in a bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar for 1 minute until thick then stir in the cornflour.
  • Now pour the warm milk over the egg yolks mixture.
  • Return the entire mixture to the saucepan and slowly cook over a gentle heat, stirring continuously until the egg custard starts to thicken and coats the back of the spoon.
  • Remove immediately from the heat, pass through a fine sieve.
  • Serve warm or cold.
Keyword Aga cooker, baked dessert, Kevin Dundon, Sauce