Homemade Custard Powder

It may seem strange to some that you would need a recipe for Homemade Custard Powder, but for those of us that can not get their hands on Birds Custard Powder very easily, this is a great alternative.

Birds custard was created by Alfred Bird in 1837 as his wife was allergic to eggs.

As we all know today there are lots of people allergic to many things as well as eggs. This recipe is so quick and easy, and perfect for keeping in the cupboard ready for when you ‘just’ have to have custard.

Custard Jar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can use vanilla pods or ground vanilla if you have any, or another great alternative is vanilla sugar. Or keep a small bottle of vanilla essence in the cupboard and when you are mixing the custard up, just add a teaspoon of vanilla essence to the milk when it is warming and job done.

Keep the mix in a jar with a tight fitting lid, either an old jam jar or a mason jar with the rubber seal and metal clip.

Gather all the ingredients together and add to a jar, its really is that simple. icing sugar, dried milk powder, cornflour 2 vanilla pods (or 1 tsp of vanilla powder, or 1 tsp of vanilla essence), 1 teaspoon of salt and a pinch of yellow food colouring powder (or a few drops of liquid food colouring).

Custard ingredients

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If  you have all the ingredients in a powder form, then add them all to a large bowl, add them all and mix well, then transfer into a jar and voila, you have a jar of Homemade Custard Powder.

Custard Mix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have vanilla pods and liquid food colouring :-

Add the icing sugar, dried milk powder, cornflour and salt into a bowl and mix well.

Slice and scrape out the vanilla seeds and add to the bowl, mix well and make sure the seeds are well distributed, you may need to work the mixture with your fingers.

Cut the vanilla pods up and add to the jar, then transfer the mixture into a jar and store in the cupboard until you need Homemade Custard Powder. The vanilla pods will continue to infuse the powder during storage.

You can add the liquid yellow food colouring when you are making your custard.

If you have vanilla essence, then add that at the time of cooking the custard.

Do not add any wet ingredients to the jar, the Homemade Custard Powder will not store well.

 

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Homemade Custard Powder
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Homemade custard powder, just like the famous Birds Custard
Servings Prep Time
1 Jar 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 Jar 10 minutes
Homemade Custard Powder
Votes: 15
Rating: 3.8
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Homemade custard powder, just like the famous Birds Custard
Servings Prep Time
1 Jar 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 Jar 10 minutes
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Instructions
Homemade Custard Powder
  1. Combine all of the dry ingredients into a large bowl, mix well and then transfer to a jar with a tight fitting lid. Voila you have Homemade Custard Powder. If you have vanilla essence and/or liquid Yellow food colouring, Add them to the milk when you are making up your custard.
To make Custard
  1. Shake the jar well.
  2. Measure 100 ml of milk into a pot.
  3. Take 1 tablespoon of Homemade custard powder and place in a jug.
  4. Add a little milk for the pot to the jug and mix into a thick paste.
  5. Heat the milk in the pot until there are bubbles around the edge.
  6. Pour the warm milk into the jug with the custard paste.
  7. Mix well to ensure the paste and warm milk are well combined.
  8. Pour the mixture back into the pot and return to the heat.
  9. Continue mixing the custard until you have the desired thickness.
Recipe Notes

If you prefer a thinner custard, then add a little more milk until your desired consistency.

If you prefer a thicker custard, then add 1.5 tablespoons of Homemade Custard Powder to the jug and add a little milk and mix to a paste.

I have reduced the quantity of sugar, as I don't like my custard to be too sweet, so check the sweetness when the custard is made up and add more sugar if you prefer, and if you find you need more sugar, then the next time you make up the jar, then add extra sugar so it will be just right.

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