Custard is a popular dessert that is versatile and easy to make. It is a cooked mixture of milk and egg yolk, often sweetened and flavored with vanilla, chocolate, or fruit. Custard can be enjoyed on its own or it can be used as a base for many different desserts such as trifle, custard tarts, and ice cream. It's smooth, creamy texture and rich taste makes it a favorite among many. It is a very nutritious dish, being a good source of protein and calcium.
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In a bowl, mix the custard powder in a little milk till it forms a smooth paste.
Boil the rest of the milk with the sugar in a saucepan.
Gradually add the custard paste to the boiling milk, keep stirring to avoid any lumps.
Cook on a low flame for 2 minutes.
Remove from the flame, add the vanilla extract and stir well.
Allow the custard to cool and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.