How to make custard in the microwave

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to make custard in the microwave

Custard is one of those desserts that always go down well after a meal. If you love custard but are not a very good cook, don't worry: it's easy to do with a little help from your microwave. At OneHowto we show you how to make custard in the microwave and you can surprise your family with an exquisite home-made dessert that costs very little. Want to try it out?

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Steps to follow:


The first step in making custard in the microwave is to pour 140ml of milk into a microwave-proof bowl. Pour the rest of the milk into a glass dish. Add in the corn flour and mix until completely dissolved.


In the bowl containing the 140ml milk, add the lemon skin, the cinnamon stick and the vanilla. Put in the microwave on high power (800W) for 1 minute. Meanwhile, add the egg yolks to the corn flour mixture and mix well.


When the microwave beeps, take out the bowl and pour the contents into the corn flour mixture. Mix well using a whisk. If you want to, you can take out the cinnamon stick, lemon skin and vanilla pod. If you leave them in, the custard will have a stronger and sweeter taste.


After mixing the ingredients well with the whisk, put the mixture back into the microwave on high power (800W) for 50 - 60 seconds. Afterwards, check that the mixture is mixed well and if it is not, repeat the process: beat with a whisk and heat in the microwave again.


You should notice the custard starting to thicken and have a curdled texture. Beat until creamy. When it is ready, remove the cinnamon, lemon and vanilla (if you haven't already done so) and pour the custard into a container and let cool at room temperature.


If serving cold, after the custard has cooled down, cover it with cling film and place in the fridge to get the temperature just right. After 30 minutes, your microwave custard is ready to be devoured! Enjoy!


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