8 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup caster sugar
4 cups whole milk (3%)
1 vanilla pod, split lengthwise
Beat the egg whites in a clean dry bowl until the eggs have firm peaks.
Continue beating the eggs, while slowly adding the sugar.
The eggs can be cooked in one of the next possible ways:
-poach in boiling water (like poached eggs)
-cooked in a microwave on low power for 45 seconds
-poach spoonfuls of the egg white mix in the hot milk for 2 minutes, before adding the egg yolks to make the custard.
Heat the milk over a low-medium heat, with the vanilla pod. Heat until slightly bubbling, then remove from the heat.