Steamed vanilla custard cups

  • 40 mins cooking
  • Makes 6 Item
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Steamed vanilla custard cups
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cup (500ml) pouring cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup (75g) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 2 tablespoon sake
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
  • 2 teaspoon caster (superfine) sugar, extra
  • 250 gram blueberries


Steamed vanilla custard cups
  • 1
    Whisk eggs in medium bowl until combined; stir in cream, extract and sugar. Strain mixture into jug; stand 10 minutes.
  • 2
    Pour mixture into six 1-cup (250ml) heatproof dishes. Place dishes in large bamboo steamer; place steamer, covered, over large saucepan of simmering water. Cook 30 minutes or until just set. Remove dishes from steamer; cool slightly.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, heat sake, rind and extra sugar in small saucepan; bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 1 minute or until syrupy. Add blueberries; simmer, covered, 2 minutes or until syrup turns purple. Remove pan from heat.
  • 4
    Serve custards topped with blueberries.


Wrap the steamer lid in a clean tea towel to avoid condensation drops falling onto the custards. Cook custards in two batches if they don't all fit in your steamer.