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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:32 pm 
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I bought some of this stuff for topping my Christmas pudding, which used all of 3 tbsp and now I have a whole tin of the stuff. I'm not familiar with it so I have no idea what to do with the rest of it, but it pains me to see it just sit in the cupboard. What the heck do you use this stuff for?

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Bowls of custard. Yum. I would eat gallons of the stuff.

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You make custard with it!

Then have any of:
Tinned mandarins with custard (I leave the mandarins cold.)
Stewed rhubarb with custard
Rhubarb crumble with custard
Apple crumble with custard
Peach and apricot crumble with custard
Ginger pears with custard
Sponge cake with custard
Sliced banana with custard
Any sweet pie / tart with custard
A nice bowl of custard on its own.


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This delicious cake recipe is my favorite use for custard powder: http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/eggless-orange-cake/

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I often use custard powder where cornstarch is called for in a dessert, especially if the dessert also calls for vanilla, as the custard powder will boost that flavour. Custard powder is mainly cornstarch with flavouring and yellow colouring added.

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GreenDuck wrote:
You make custard with it!

Then have any of:
Tinned mandarins with custard (I leave the mandarins cold.)
Stewed rhubarb with custard
Rhubarb crumble with custard
Apple crumble with custard
Peach and apricot crumble with custard
Ginger pears with custard
Sponge cake with custard
Sliced banana with custard
Any sweet pie / tart with custard
A nice bowl of custard on its own.
All of this; also trifle, fool, and anywhere you'd use (vastly inferior) whipped cream. I love me some Bird's custard.

Here's a nice apple crumble recipe to get you started!

http://elizaveganpage.blogspot.com/2010 ... umble.html

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I don't think I've ever had custard on its own, or really ever with the exception of the Christmas pudding I made a few weeks ago! I'm going to be making an apple crumble this week so I will try it on that.

These are great tips.

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Make more than you think you'll need. You can never have too much custard.


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I think one of Hannah Kaminsky's ice cream recipes (French Vanilla?) uses custard powder.

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GreenDuck wrote:
A nice bowl of custard on its own.


A bowl of custard is great for breakfast instead of porridge.

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This delicious cake recipe is my favorite use for custard powder: http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/eggless-orange-cake/


this looks good! I will definitely try this!

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When I have pots of ready made custard and frozen raspberries to hand I will often drop a handful of raspberries in the custard, wait a few minutes for them to semi-defrost and then stir it up. Add a bit of raspberry jam if you like. Most agreeable.

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Bananas and custard is my tip top, all time, favourite comfort food.

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 Post subject: Re: Bird's Custard Powder
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You can add it to any ice cream recipe to improve the viscosity, and therefore the creaminess after it's frozen. I used to use plain cornstarch, or guar or xanthan gum for the same purpose, but I like Bird's better because the annatto does away with that chalky look that coconut milk ice cream sometimes has.


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Supertip: make it with semi-solid coconut milk, the really, really thick stiff, then chill it in the fridge. You'll collectively squiff your collective knickers.

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Custard creams!!!

I think they have custard powder in the biscuits.

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