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Custard.. Oh you beautiful yellow pudding

Old Dec 24th 2014, 12:21 am
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So I have been craving English food recently so I went on the hunt to find something similar here in the usa... I found nothing... Well I googled British food and something came up on google in my area so I called them and they had a small foreign section. I immediately drove there and to my amazement they had birds custard powder.... I just made some and I am so full I feel sick... So worth it though. I forgot how good it is.
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This happens to me quite a lot. I usually don't eat the custard by itself though, usually I make it to put in a trifle!
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Surely you didn't eat it on its own? I love Custard, but it needs a pie or sponge pudding.

All I have ever found is "a small British section", which included Birds Custard, and very small jars of Vegemite for $10! After almost thirteen years here I decided to splurge on my first "British"* grocery purchase.

* Vegemite was as close as I was going to get, and I had taken a detour on the way home just to buy some Marmite.

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Custard and Treacle Pudding...mmm

(I guess I can lose weight in the New Year.)
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Eggs, sugar, half and half....a bit of vanilla......presto, custard.
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Eggs, sugar, half and half....a bit of vanilla......presto, custard.
You forgot the "time" and the "patience".
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Eggs, sugar, half and half....a bit of vanilla......presto, custard.
Custard, yes, but not Birds custard.

Sugar, Modified Starch, Whey Powder, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Cream Powder, Milk Proteins, Thickeners (Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan), Flavourings, Colours (Beta Carotene, Annatto)
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
You forgot the "time" and the "patience".
My local Kroger usually has Ambrosia Devon Custard in a tin. That takes even less time and patience than Custard powder. Which I have never trusted since I was very young and discovered it was pink in the tin but yellow once you make it. Clearly some kind of Devil pudding
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..... Custard powder. Which I have never trusted since I was very young and discovered it was pink in the tin but yellow once you make it. Clearly some kind of Devil pudding. .....
Oh, but it tastes so good!

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Custard, yes, but not Birds custard.

Sugar, Modified Starch, Whey Powder, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Cream Powder, Milk Proteins, Thickeners (Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan), Flavourings, Colours (Beta Carotene, Annatto)
Well they almost all have their equivalents in "real custard"......and I thought someone was going to call me on not using corn starch.

Real custard only takes 10 mins to make, just warm the milk and then you have to temper the eggs and sugar, add the vanilla and gently heat until it thickens. It tastes better then Birds IMHO
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STOP IT! Have never found Birds Custard here in the Philippines and you lot have just made me drool over my T shirt!

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Serving suggestion.

Open can
Use spoon

Serves one
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Birds v. Homemade custard - the evergreen BE argument.
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Birds v. Homemade custard - one of the evergreen BE arguments.
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Well...it is important.
Crucially so.
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