This strawberry custard recipe is from the 1930s! I found it in one of grandma’s cookbooks while clearing out her house.
The recipe says to use fresh strawberries but it also works with frozen strawberries.
This old-fashioned strawberry dessert is a delicious way to use up that leftover stale cake! 🙂
1930s Vanilla Custard
- 1/2 l milk – I used soy milk
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 2 tbsp homemade vanilla sugar
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 – 1 kg sugared garden or wild strawberries
- stale cake cubes
Combine milk, egg yolks, cornstarch and vanilla sugar in a saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, until the custard thickens. Put the saucepan in a cold water bath, stirring occasionally.
Beat the egg whites until stiff. When the custard is cold, fold in the egg whites.
Stir the sugared strawberries into the vanilla custard.
Optional: Pour the strawberry custard over stale cake cubes.
Refrigerate until serving.