Honey Cardamom Custards

by Tenina Holder

A light variation on a custard theme. Delicately flavoured and just a fantastic quick dessert for a summer or winter menu! (That’s if you can get the strawbs!) Enjoy.

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  • 450 g milk
  • 100 g cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla - Bean Paste Heilala vanilla bean paste BUY
  • 1 orange zest, finely grated
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 60 g honey
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 30 g corn flour or starch
  • Compote
  • 1 Punnet strawberries, sliced
  • 1-2 oranges, peel and white pith removed
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Pinch ground cardamom



Place all custard ingredients into Thermomix bowl and cook 8 min/80℃/speed 4.


Cook 1 min/90℃/speed 4.


Pour into dessert glasses immediately. Cover custards and refrigerate until well chilled, about 4 hours. (Can be made 1 day ahead.)


Compote; Place sliced strawberries in medium bowl.


Using small sharp knife, hold oranges over same bowl and cut to release segments, allowing juice and segments to fall into bowl.


Stir through 1 tablespoon honey and ground cardamom.


Place custards onto plates. 

Serve topped with compote and whipped cream or mascarpone if necessary.

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