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Microwave Vanilla Custard

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ready in: 30-60 minutes
serves/makes:   4

recipe id: 50645
cook method: microwave

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2 cups skim milk
3 tablespoons sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla, PLUS"PLUS" means this ingredient in addition to the one on the next line, often with divided uses
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 fresh strawberries


Combine milk and 3 tablespoons sugar in 2-quart glass measure. Microwave at HIGH for 5 to 6 minutes or just until mixture begins to boil, stirring at 3 minute intervals.

Combine egg and 1 tablespoon sugar in a small bowl; beat well, using a wire whisk. Gradually add cornstarch, beating constantly. Gradually stir one-fourth of hot milk mixture into egg mixture; add to remaining milk mixture, stirring constantly. Microwave at HIGH for 2 to 3 minutes or until thickened, stirring every 30 seconds. Remove from microwave, and stir 3 minutes. Stir in vanilla.

Spoon mixture into dessert dishes; chill until set. Garnish each with a strawberry.

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Problem - the Recipe says to add conrstarch, but nowhere does it say how much, not even in the list of ingredients.

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I noticed the lack of cornstarch in the ingredients too, but tried it with 2 Tablespoons. That seemed to work well, and it was very good and easy, but I'll try 1 Tablespoon next. The vanilla seemed like way too much -- I used 1 T. and will try 1 1/2 t. next. Perhaps that first tablespoon of vanilla should have been the cornstarch.

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Guest Foodie

On the recipe for Microwave custard, it calls for corn starch, but it doesn't give the measurement.

Thank you.

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