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Custard

Postby curlyguy18 » Tue May 29, 2012 9:43 am

Good morning.

Does anyone know where I can get custard here in Lima?

Junior.


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Re: Custard

Postby captsirl » Tue May 29, 2012 9:53 am

Curley
Just about every culture has this in their diet. Most, very easy to make. Can you explane what and where you remember having it. To narrow this down.

Betty Crocker ( USA style )
http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/car ... 8641518edf
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Re: Custard

Postby gerard » Tue May 29, 2012 11:13 am

Pudin de Vanilla is an almost perfect substitute. Universal and Royal do it although I've not seen it in my local Plaza Vea for a while as seem to prefer to fill 10 shelves with flan instead.
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Re: Custard

Postby curlyguy18 » Tue May 29, 2012 11:17 am

It's a British thing. It can also be made at home but being the lazy bugger I am, I'd rather get the powder
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Re: Custard

Postby gerard » Tue May 29, 2012 11:23 am

If you're thinking trifle then you'll want some biscotela for the sponges. Metro sometimes have it in the pre-packaged cake aisle but I prefer Plaza Vea's "made on site" version which is normally with their fresh cakes/bread if they have it.
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Re: Custard

Postby curlyguy18 » Tue May 29, 2012 3:43 pm

You read my mind. I'm thinking of making trifles. Biscotela would be great. Not sure how I feel about the pudin de vainilla as it is not quite the same. It would be good but it would lack that special, particular flavour.
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Re: Custard

Postby chi chi » Tue May 29, 2012 3:57 pm

curlyguy18 wrote:I'm thinking of making trifles.


Trifles?

Do you mean truffles?

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Re: Custard

Postby gerard » Tue May 29, 2012 4:01 pm

Pudin is the closest I've found unless someone knows an importer of Bird's original. It's at least as good as most of the UK supermarket own brands, if not better than some.

And no, we mean trifles.

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Re: Custard

Postby curlyguy18 » Tue May 29, 2012 4:41 pm

I guess I'll use pudin then! I miss that 5 quid bowl of trifle they sell at Tesco.
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Re: Custard

Postby Alpineprince » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:58 pm

I was always a big fan of the Peach custard pie they made at Cafe Zeta, but apparently I was the only one! Now, I have to settle for pye de coco, but it is not like Coconut Custard in the USA.
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Re: Custard

Postby VicManu » Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:58 pm

I thought custard was very similar to the peruvian dessert leche asada

http://www.recetas-de-cocina.net/receta ... asada.html

or crema volteada.
http://tipsfamilia.com/2011/11/04/crema-volteada/
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Re: Custard

Postby Kelly » Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:11 pm

Similar ingredients, different cooking method. American custard is like leche asada, British custard is more like American pudding.
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Re: Custard

Postby chi chi » Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:59 pm

Kelly wrote:Similar ingredients, different cooking method. American custard is like leche asada, British custard is more like American pudding.


Also leche asado is burnt at the top. It gives that nice taste.

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