Monday, October 29, 2012

Making British Custard From Our Culture Swap Exchange

During this past summer we participated in a Worldwide Culture Swap Exchange and one of the countries in the group was England. You can read more about our worldwide culture swap here.   

In our wonderful package we received Bird's Instant Custard.  I followed the instructions in the package. It was so easy to make! However, I was a little lost as to how to eat it? Warm? Cold?  It's not a custard in the sense that I'm used to, and it kind of looks and taste like vanilla pudding but with a lighter consistency and flavor.  I had a spoonful of it when it was warm, and it wasn't bad at all. However, little one didn't like it warm. So I put it in the refrigerator, and once cool he seemed to like it. 


Not knowing how to eat the British custard,  I googled it. :)  It seems British like to use their custard accompanied to another dessert as noted here. It's like how we use whip cream on our ice cream, or ice cream on our pound cake.  After much thinking, and researching we decided to eat it alone as is, and it was quite tasty!  Thank you so much to the wonderful family that sent us this yummy delish dessert from England. 




If you would like to learn more about how you and your family can participate in the Worldwide Culture Swap, you can sign up here. It's a wonderful way to learn from other countries, their culture, and their food. 

Have you participated in the Worldwide Culture Swap, and received a food item? Please do comment and/or share. Thanks! 

4 comments :

  1. Brilliant!
    I was raised on this stuff! The guy that invented it did so because his child had an eg allergy and couldn't have the normal egg based custard. This one is mostly maize I think.
    Anyway, its delicious - especially on stewed rhubarb!

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    1. Thanks Rachael! It was good, though I wasn't sure how to eat it. ;)

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  2. Mmm, how fun! I guess I had assumed it was like pudding, now I will have to try it! If it is corn-based, is it similar to Maizena?

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    1. Hi Leanna! Yes, it had a consistency like Maizena, and it was good, too!

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