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    Default Custard, from scratch?

    Hi,

    I am missing custard over here. None of the shops sell good old Bingo or any other type of custard powder, so I am at a total loss. No trifles..rice custard..peach melba



    Anyone got any idea how to make custard from scratch? I think its a egg/cream recipe but from what I've seen it all looks complicated with lots of whisking.

    help?

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    Yup it is complicated with lots of whisking... usually a large bowl over a saucepan of hot water...

    However I found this recipe...

    600ml (1 pint) Milk
    6-8 Egg yolks
    50g (2 oz) Sugar
    1-2 Vanilla pods

    Split the vanilla pods lengthways scraping out the sticky seeds.
    Bring the milk almost to the boil, remove from the heat and add the vanilla seeds and pod(s).
    Allow to stand for 15 minutes to allow the vanilla to infuse the milk.
    Place the egg yolks, sugar and in a bowl, beat until thick and creamy.
    Remove the vanilla pod(s) from the milk and slowly beat into the egg mixture.
    Place in a heavy based saucepan and cook over a low to medium heat (do not allow to boil) , stirring constantly, until the custard thickens. (If the custard becomes lumpy strain)
    Serve hot or cold.
    *hugs*
    Cailin

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    Can I send you a box of custard powder Deb?

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    You know I was thinking the same thing LOL!

    *hugs*
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    LOL, thanks Rachel. That sounds a lot easier than slaving over those egg yolks!

    Thanks for the recipe Cailin, I might give it a whirl..the only thing is, I know its a bit of a mission as I would need to make a pav as well - I just couldn't bring myself to toss out so many egg whites.

    I'll get back to you Rachel on that offer. There is an english grocery shop in town here that MIGHT have something similar stocked. Just have to get off my arse and find it..:-)

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    maybe you could ask Princess Mary where she gets her custard powder???

    (ps hope I got the right country...)

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    Yes you're in the right country Div. And sometimes I think Deb is really Princess Mary and that I'm so lucky she's my friend!

    Seriously Deb, you've got my email honey. I'd be happy to send it to you. The address..

    Princess Deb... oops Mary
    The Royal palace
    Denmark.

    Right?

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    i loooooveeeee homemade custard, it is worth the effort and left over egg ywhites, i usually only make it for christmas pudding, but it taste gooooood...

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    LOL Rachel! Sweetee. I'll give you my address offline so you can send it if and when you have a chance. I assure you I'm not living in the same neighbourhood as her castle!

    Divvy - If only I had those slim thighs Mary has! (sigh) I'm sure she definately does not eat custard!

    AJP - does sound enticing with a Chrissy pudding mmmmm!

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