100ml warm milk
Zest of 1 lemon
20g vanilla essence
350g self raising flour
To Finish – 100g of Raspberry Jam
I prefer to use a mix of the classic anglaise and ½ a packet of classic birds custard.
½ packet of birds
3 eggs yolks whisked with 100g caster sugar until fluffy and pale
500ml warm milk, infused with a little vanilla essence
Raspberry Jam sponge
Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl. Cream the sugar, butter, zest and vanilla in a machine until pale and then add the eggs slowly, alternating with the flour, then the warm milk. Place the jam into the bottom of a greased basin mould, then add the mixture on top. Cover well with parchment paper, secure with some string and tinfoil before steaming for approx 1.5 – 2 hours.
Add the warm milk to the whipped egg yolks, then mix well. Place back onto a low heat and cook out until it thickens and coats the back of the spoon (approx 85c) Pass through a fine sieve, if you are using instant custard, don’t leave to cool.