Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Bird's Custard- so easy to use.

In my previous post  I mentioned that I use this custard in my trifle as it is quick and fail safe.  So here is my method.

It really is easy to prepare:



1.  Measure a pint of milk and put it in a pan to boil.


2.  Place 2 tablespoons of custard powder and 1 to 2 tablespoons of sugar into a jug, using a little of the milk that is warming, make a  smooth paste.

3.  Add the rest of the milk to the jug and mix. At this stage I add a vanilla pod, which gives an added dimension and taste to the custard.  Return to the saucepan and bring to the boil,  stir the custard to prevent lumps forming.


4.  As the custard mixture reaches boiling point it will begin to thicken.  I personally use heaped spoonfuls of custard powder to make a thick custard for trifle, if I was preparing a pouring custard I would use slightly less custard powder.

5.  Once your custard is cooked you will need to return it to the jug and allow it to cool, before you use it in your trifle. (Don't forget to remove the vanilla pod!)
  

(You can, of course, also make the custard in a microwave, but do remember to stop and stir it to prevent lumps.  Also keep a close eye as it can quickly over cook and become too thick! )
 




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