Recipe – Green Custard

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When Jeremy bought the Thermomix, I asked my Mum every day when it would be arriving. I got to use it for the first time two days after it arrived. Mum asked me a couple of weeks ago why I was so into cooking, especially, now that the Thermomix arrived. She asked if it was because it made cooking less scary? I said, “No, it was just because I knew it was worth over two thousand dollars so I just wanted to cook with it.”

Sometimes, you don’t have to have a meaningful reason to do something. You can do it just because you can. I created this recipe just because ‘I could’.

Green Custard


1 lemon, zest only, no white pith (optional)
60-100g sugar, to taste
30g corn flour
2 eggs
500g full cream milk
5 drops of blue food colouring
1 large tin pear halves


1. Place lemon zest, if using, sugar and cornflour into the mixing bowl and mill 10 seconds/speed 9. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula.
2. Add eggs, full cream milk and food colouring and cook 7 minutes/90°C/speed 4.
3. Serve warm in a shallow bowl, add pear halves to side of dish, as many as desired.

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