flavoured custard powder
Last Updated : May 26,2018
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Flavoured Custard powder originated as a boon for people who wanted an alternative to eggs. It looks a lot like corn flour 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. It comes in various flavourings, the basic being vanilla. The common flavourings are from a range of fruit flavours like pineapple, raspberry, mango, strawberry etc.
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 flavoured custard powder sauces over puddings, cakes and other desserts.
· Pour over mixed fruits to make fruit salad with custard.
· Combine with mixed fruits and pour over tart shells to make fruit tarts. Bake or chill. Serve with glaze and fruit slices.
· Use as a sauce poured over jellies.
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 custard.
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