I have been madly studying for exams so stress levels are high, cooking time to try new recipes is lacking and as a result, my blogging has also been pretty infrequent! I'm not quite finished with exams just yet but thought I would get a quick and easy blog in while I can this weekend! Here is a super easy custard recipe that kids and adults will love. It is dairy free, gluten free and of course additive free. Not to mention naturally sweetened. Once cooked, I separated the custard out into 4 little containers that my kids will get in their lunchboxes this week.
Ingredients (makes about 1L):
- 250g punnet strawberries, washed and hulled (puree if not using Thermomix)
- 400ml coconut cream
- 200ml water
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 free range eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 2 tbsp gluten-free cornflour (I used organic to ensure it is non GM)
Dissolve the cornflour in a little water and pop all the ingredients into a saucepan on low heat, whisking constantly for a few minutes until the mixture thickens a little. The custard will thicken more as it cools.
If using Thermomix, add strawberries and pulse a couple of times to chop. Add remaining ingredients and cook for 7min/90deg/sp4.