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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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Re: Custard - different uses please

Postby Catherine » July 17th, 2018, 9:49 am

Bread and butter pudding
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Re: Custard - different uses please

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 17th, 2018, 7:08 pm

I would never have thought of that Catherine! :grin: :tu:
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Re: Custard - different uses please

Postby scullion » July 17th, 2018, 11:39 pm

neither would i, nor contemplated making it - yeuk.
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Re: Custard - different uses please

Postby Catherine » July 18th, 2018, 3:44 pm

scullion wrote:neither would i, nor contemplated making it - yeuk.


Ha neither would I. But then I hate hate hate bread and butter pudding
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Re: Custard - different uses please

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 18th, 2018, 11:19 pm

I've never tasted it. I'm up for giving it a go though for research purposes only. :grin:
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Re: Custard - different uses please

Postby Catherine » July 19th, 2018, 8:25 pm

TeresaFoodie wrote:I've never tasted it. I'm up for giving it a go though for research purposes only. :grin:


Reading the kind of food you enjoy I think you will like it. I hate soggy bread so things like Summer pudding and bread and butter pudding are a real turn off to me. I also hate milk based puddings so anything like rice pudding or semolina and a no no too. That includes baked custard. I actually think this stems from very early childhood. I could not keep anything milk based down and I've had a dislike for it all my life. BUT there are recipes out there for bread and butter pudding using ready made custard and it works well.....if you like that kind of thing ;)
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Re: Custard - different uses please

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 19th, 2018, 9:29 pm

I'm up for a bit of soggy bup! :grin: I am fond of summer pudding and rice pudding! I'll have a root around for a recipe, possibly one with a slight variation on the standard sultana. I don't know, erm.....dried exotic fruit - mango, pineapple maybe? Actually there's quite good experimenting potential I feel!
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Re: Custard - different uses please

Postby Catherine » July 20th, 2018, 1:27 am

TeresaFoodie wrote:I'm up for a bit of soggy bup! :grin: I am fond of summer pudding and rice pudding! I'll have a root around for a recipe, possibly one with a slight variation on the standard sultana. I don't know, erm.....dried exotic fruit - mango, pineapple maybe? Actually there's quite good experimenting potential I feel!


Try it with brioche and spread with butter and marmalade
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Re: Custard - different uses please

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 20th, 2018, 7:03 am

:chops:
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Re: Custard - different uses please

Postby earthmaiden » July 20th, 2018, 7:27 am

Thinking about this discussion I am wondering if anyone here has actually tried making bread and butter pud with bought custard. I thought that usually a b&b pud was made from an egg custard which set lightly when cooked. I wouldn't have thought that a bought custard would set and might separate. Equally I suppose the bread might absorb it enough to be ok.
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Re: Custard - different uses please

Postby Prettykiwicrazy » July 20th, 2018, 4:52 pm

I once tried making bread and butter pudding with bought custard and it didn’t work at all. The custard didn’t absorb into the bread to give it that soft texture , it just tasted like custard spread on bread .
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Re: Custard - different uses please

Postby Amber » July 22nd, 2018, 9:36 pm

Both cake links above sound very good, but does anyone have any idea where I can buy ready made set custard please?
(I think it may just be a Scandinavian thing.)
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Re: Custard - different uses please

Postby Kavey » July 24th, 2018, 7:35 am

A custard base is how you make traditional ice cream, and I've made simple ice creams but mixing in a flavouring to custard and freezing, however you do really need an ice cream machine to churn as it freezes, or you will just get a rock-solid block.
https://www.kaveyeats.com/2014/05/quick ... cream.html
https://www.kaveyeats.com/2013/05/when- ... izzle.html

There are also no-churn ice cream recipes that work very well.
https://www.kaveyeats.com/2012/07/honey ... slice.html
https://www.kaveyeats.com/2014/06/quick ... cream.html
https://www.kaveyeats.com/2012/07/rich- ... cream.html
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