Friday, August 23, 2013

did u know ... .

did u know ... .
Custard is a variety of culinary preparations based on a cooked mixture of milk or cream and egg yolk. Depending on how much egg or thickener is used, custard may vary in consistency from a thin pouring sauce (creme anglaise) to a thick pastry cream (creme
patissiere) used to fill eclairs. Most common custards are used as desserts or dessert sauces and typically include sugar and vanilla. Custard bases may also be used for quiches and other savory foods.
Custard powder or instant custard powder are cornflour-based powder which thickens to form a custard like sauce when mixed with milk and heated to a sufficient temperature.
Custard tarts or flans patissier are a pastry consisting of an outer pastry crust filled with egg custard and baked.
Frozen custard is a cold dessert similar to ice cream, but made with eggs in addition to cream and sugar.
What is a substitute for custard powder?
Custard powder is simply cornflour with vanilla flavoring and a yellow coloring. So to substitute, just use the equivalent amount of cornflour and add vanilla essence to your taste. i. e It consists of corn flour, flavorings, and colorings. 

It is usually cooked with milk and sugar to create a dessert.

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