Mix the sugar,
cornstarch and 1/4 cup of milk in a saucepan.
By adding a small amount of milk at first and mixing vigorously to a thick paste, you will
avoid the cornstarch forming lumps in the thinner mixture.
stir in 2 more cups of hot milk and mix until the mixture is smooth. Boil for at least 7
minutes and remove from the heat.
in 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence OR 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon finely
grated lemon peel.
into individual set serving dishes. Cover and chill until set.
with stewed prunes, fresh fruits or a sweet sauce.
To convert recipes from flour-thickened fruit pies to corn starch, use half as much corn
starch and sugar then toss with the fruit and turn into pie crust (if using fruit that
needs no stewing).