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Custard powder custard is not homemade fecking custard.

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notso Fri 15-Jul-11 13:57:20

I know there are more important issues in the world, but if I don't rant I may explode.

MIL has just scoffed her ass off at me for buying vanilla custard from Sainsburys, saying DH would far prefer her 'homemade' custard powder bloody custard and I should put the effort in.
She heats up milk and stirs = homemade,
I heat up custard and stir = lazy cow.

Oh and DH prefers the vanilla one to her lumpy old shit anyway.

biddysmama Fri 15-Jul-11 13:58:48

yanbu... i had a friends tell facebook she had made 'homemade' sausage,mash and peas... hmm

IroningBoardForSurfBoard Fri 15-Jul-11 13:59:47

YABU as custard is on a par with bananas, beetroot, eggs and cucumber as foods of the devil

but YANBU about your custard issue. tell her the proof is in the pudding wink

StrandedBear Fri 15-Jul-11 14:00:18

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bozemum Fri 15-Jul-11 14:00:53

Totally agree - to be homemade, you have to be using eggs, cream etc. Otherwise you're as well, if not better using the tinned stuff.

QueenKate Fri 15-Jul-11 14:01:29


A friend once bragged to me that she'd made her own breadcrumbs by just grating a slice of bread - amazing!

AgentZigzag Fri 15-Jul-11 14:01:57

I thought Birds wasn't making custard powder any more?

IceCreamCastles Fri 15-Jul-11 14:02:50

YANBUgrin -
reminds me of MIL's 'homemade' lemon meringue pie -with bought pastry case and bought filling mix. I suppose she gets a few extra points for making the meringue though

D0G Fri 15-Jul-11 14:04:11

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AgentZigzag Fri 15-Jul-11 14:04:33

Surely to make proper homemade breadcrumbs QK, one must crumble the bread between ones rose fragranced fingers before tossing them in Alpine Air?

Grating bread is common.

DoMeDon Fri 15-Jul-11 14:05:17

YABU - she's his mum, she makes his custard, he pretends he likes it and so the world turns.

Rant away though - I fall into the 'fuck off with your made from scratch smuggery' food camp.

bozemum Fri 15-Jul-11 14:05:27

i think it might be a generation thing. my dad thinks my mums custard is superior to mine cos hes is made from powder and mine is from tinned.
Perhaps its just what they were brought up to believe.

LineRunner Fri 15-Jul-11 14:06:02

Agent, MILs have secret cupboards full of the stuff. It's next to the brown packets of bisto powder and Pears soap. And the sterilising fluid.

DoMeDon Fri 15-Jul-11 14:06:20

Home made = made at home - let it go people, LET IT GO grin

AgentZigzag Fri 15-Jul-11 14:06:36


'Scuse you.

How typical of the dog to let off hmm


wellwisher Fri 15-Jul-11 14:06:37

Seriously, is that not what custard is? Birds custard powder + whatever else you need to add? I thought custard powder was to custard as flour is to bread... Non-homemade custard would be the sort that comes ready-made in a tin! confused blush

allhailtheaubergine Fri 15-Jul-11 14:08:32

My friend makes her "speciality home made chicken casserole" with chicken thighs and a tin of campbells mushroom soup.

TrillianAstra Fri 15-Jul-11 14:09:33

Made from scratch custard isn't as nice.

SalmonPinkCanary Fri 15-Jul-11 14:10:09



MilyP Fri 15-Jul-11 14:10:38

Why don't you send her an actual recipe for custard made without powder and ask where exactly the Birds Powder is.

D0G Fri 15-Jul-11 14:10:51

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LineRunner Fri 15-Jul-11 14:11:12

I make homemade pizza with a box of pizza mix, a bag of grated cheese, a jar of that tomatoey shit, and a mushroom.

It's an actual fresh mushroom, mind.

DaisySteiner Fri 15-Jul-11 14:11:16

This is reminding me of the 'homemade' banoffee pie thread where the poster's SIL made everyone come round to taste her banoffee pie that she'd made by opening a jar of caramel sauce grin

basingstoke Fri 15-Jul-11 14:12:00

I prefer custard powder custard to both tinned custard and real custard.

'Made from scratch' is right up there with 'as a family' for me. I find it a bit oppressive...

notso Fri 15-Jul-11 14:12:45

She probably has it stock piled AgentZigzag, she does pudding and custard everyday.

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