This dish should be prepared on the day it is to be eaten.
4 fl oz or 115ml can evaporated milk
3 oz or 75 g sugar
1 oz or 25g cornflour
¼ pint or 150ml milk
Stir the sugar into the evaporated milk in a pan and stir over a gentle heat until all the sugar has dissolved.
Bring to a simmer. Simmer gently for six minutes.
Mix the cornflour with a little cold milk into a smooth paste, then add the remaining milk and mix well.
Add the cornflour mixture to the evaporated milk mixture.
Heat the custard, stirring continuously, until it reaches a simmer and the custard thickens. Do not boil the custard.
Add the following flavourings to the cold cornflour mixture:
1 oz or 25g cocoa powder.
1 teaspoon instant coffee powder.
1 tablespoon orange juice.
2 drops vanilla essence.