Custard powder originated as a boon for people who wanted an alternative to eggs. It looks a lot like cornflour and the reason being that the base used is cornstarch along with salt and flavourings. It is a ingredient which has aided everyone to make custard in a jiffy.
To make a recipe with custard powder, the basic steps followed is as follows:
Combine sugar, milk and custard powder in a broad pan to make a paste. Add hot milk and stir till sugar dissolves and becomes a thick creamy sauce. Use as required.
How to select
There are various brands available in variety of flavourings in the market. Select as required. Check packaging details before purchasing.
· Use custard powder sauces over puddings, cakes and other desserts.
· Pour over mixed fruits to make fruit salad with custard.
· Use as a sauce poured over jellies.
· Combine with mixed fruits and pour over tart shells to make fruit tarts. Bake or chill. Serve with glaze and fruit slices.
How to store
Store in an air tight container in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity.
It is a good alternative for people who want to avoid eggs. It thus aids in minimizing the cholesterol levels in a custard.