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Custard - different uses please

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 9th, 2018, 3:42 pm

I'm after some alternative uses for custard other than simply pouring over something such as a crumble.

So, recipes which incorporate cooked fruit for example, fools, other custard based desserts.

Reason for my enquiry, I picked up a carton of rich and creamy ready made custard in RTC for 12p last night and it's so delicious it's almost gone :oops: (I did share it with my mum...... :grin:) More ideas please in case I buy more!
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Re: Custard - different uses please

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Re: Custard - different uses please

Postby earthmaiden » July 9th, 2018, 4:21 pm

Custard goes well with pastry for cold (and hot) desserts. A popular one when the family was at home was a pastry or sponge case filled with a tin of fruit pie filling, topped with tinned custard and chilled (which made it set slightly). As we're no longer in the 1970's I expect fresh or stewed fruit would be more acceptable now! Stewed fruit would need to be thickened with a teeny bit of cornflour to work best. A lot of yummy cold desserts need a thicker custard than the usual bought ones - I'm thinking if things similar to vanilla slices and cheesecakes where the filling is firm. I also love stewed gooseberries whizzed up with custard - :chops:. Not really a fool as that uses cream, but very good! Custard goes well served with jelly too!
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Re: Custard - different uses please

Postby scullion » July 9th, 2018, 4:46 pm

seems you could have a go at your own custard tarts (pastel de nata style - with a bit of extra pimp), ice cream, and creme bruleé.

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Re: Custard - different uses please

Postby StokeySue » July 9th, 2018, 5:11 pm

James Martinuses it to make sweet souffles, e.g.
https://www.bbc.com/food/recipes/passionfruitandcusta_86197
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Re: Custard - different uses please

Postby WWordsworth » July 9th, 2018, 5:15 pm

I usually just put it on a spoon.
Sometimes I crumble biscuits into it though.
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Re: Custard - different uses please

Postby Suelle » July 9th, 2018, 5:37 pm

I often have cooked fruit, natural yogurt and a sprinkling of plain granola (no nuts or fruit) on top, as a dessert - custard would work as well as yogurt does.
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Re: Custard - different uses please

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 9th, 2018, 6:39 pm

Loving the idea of making the custard tarts!
Poke cake - did we discuss it on another thread? Looks delicious!
There's always trifle! I remember making a passionfruit trifle for guests in the past when I was vegan, so I didn't taste it, but it disappeared quickly!
And then I remembered this cake.
https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/105 ... stard-cake

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Thanks for the ideas. :tu:
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Re: Custard - different uses please

Postby suffolk » July 9th, 2018, 7:08 pm

Well done Tezza! I was just going to post that recipe ... I think that's the cake I made the time you came to the summer picnic! :chops:
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Re: Custard - different uses please

Postby Herbidacious » July 10th, 2018, 6:38 am

TeresaFoodie wrote:Poke cake - did we discuss it on another thread? Looks delicious:



:oops: possibly. I really do want to make/eat it!
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Re: Custard - different uses please

Postby Seatallan » July 10th, 2018, 8:04 am

Ooooh, not made that for yonks! :chops: :chops: :D
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Re: Custard - different uses please

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 10th, 2018, 8:47 am

If you did suffs, then it was all gone by the time I arrived as we were late, so it must have been good! :tu:
I sat here and munched the final scrapings of custard with a pot of mandarin segments in orange jelly last night. Now I remember why jelly and custard was such a popular treat as a kid! :chops:
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Re: Custard - different uses please

Postby Zosherooney » July 10th, 2018, 4:42 pm

Custard frozen is quite like ice cream....
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Re: Custard - different uses please

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 10th, 2018, 6:50 pm

I was wondering about freezing it! That has to be tried! I suppose it would work mixed in with frozen banana mush!
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Re: Custard - different uses please

Postby StokeySue » July 10th, 2018, 6:57 pm

There' are a few recipes around using custard as an ice cream base, often lightened with a bit of cream
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Re: Custard - different uses please

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 14th, 2018, 10:32 pm

I poured some ready made custard into a tub of homemade banana ice cream, froze the lot for a bit then forked through. Needed about 15 minutes at room temperature to become scoopable. Very nice but far too sweet for me.
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