Do you want to learn making custard with powder? This article will not only give you information on how to make simple custard, but also several variations of this simple recipe.
Custard is one of the most popular desserts in many countries. Though it is said to have been introduced by the English, it soon became a part of many other cuisines. Traditional ingredients include egg yolks, milk or cream, vanilla, and sugar. Cornstarch, flour, or gelatin can also be added.
Earlier, the process of making the custard was complex, only people who had great expertise in cooking were able to achieve the perfect consistency. However, nowadays people do not have to strive very hard. With the introduction of custard powder in the year 1837, the process has become much simpler.
Check out some amazing recipes in the upcoming sections.
Milk, 16 oz.
Vanilla custard powder, 3 tsp.
Fresh cream, 8 oz.
Sugar, 4½ tbsp.
Strawberries, halved, 10
Banana, sliced, 1
Kiwi fruit, peeled, 1
Strawberry crush, 2 tbsp.
Black grapes, 8
Take milk in a sauce pan and add custard powder to it and mix well. Keep it on a high flame and stir continuously to avoid formation of lumps.
When the mixture starts boiling, slightly lower the flame and add three tablespoons of sugar. Continue stirring till the liquid becomes thick.
Switch off the flame and transfer the custard to a flat plate to cool off.
Take whipping cream in a small bowl and whisk it with the remaining (1½ tablespoons) sugar.
Once the custard has cooled completely, strain throughout sieve into a bowl. Combine a part of the whipping cream to it and stir well.
Fold in the strawberry crush and mix again. Take ice cream bowls and fill each with a different variety of fruit.
Pour the custard over these fruits and serve by placing some more fruits as well as the remaining whipped cream on the top.
Self-raising flour, 12
Butter, softened, 125g
Custard powder, 4 oz.
Vanilla essence, ½ tsp.
Caster sugar, 8 oz.
White chocolate, chopped, 80g
Take sugar and butter in an electric blender and blend till they become light and fluffy.
Put in the vanilla essence as well as the eggs into the blender and mix again till all the ingredients are fully blended.
Transfer this mixture into a bowl and add flour and custard powder by sifting it through a sieve.
Fold in the white chocolate and mix till the mixture turns into a soft dough.
Take small pieces of dough and roll them in the shape of balls. Place them in baking trays which are lined with baking paper or sheets.
Flatten the dough with the help of a spoon or fork and bake them in a 180 °C preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes.
Let the biscuits cool for five minutes in the oven itself.
Take them out and serve after they are cooled completely.
Apple slices, 3 cups
Custard powder, 3 tbsp.
Sugar, 3 tbsp.
Milk, 2 cups.
Brown sugar, 2 tbsp.
Make a smooth paste of custard powder, sugar, and 1 tbsp. milk.
Heat the remaining milk, add the custard mixture, and let it cook for 2-3 minutes.
Boil some water in another pan, add apples to it, and let them cook till soft.
Spread the apple slices in a baking dish, pour the custard, and sprinkle some brown sugar.
Preheat oven to 400°F, and bake for 15 minutes.
These are some of the best recipe variations that I have come across. Try them at home and I am sure that you will include them as your everyday dessert recipes.