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Oh dear, epic fail

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bran Sun 24-Feb-13 22:49:08

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Ruprekt Sun 24-Feb-13 22:50:21

And that is why ds eats Ambrosia from a tin!!

timidviper Sun 24-Feb-13 22:52:26

I can't make custard from scratch, I specialise in vanilla scrambled eggs when I try, but like the Birds custard made from the old-fashioned powder better than the pre-made stuff. I find the sachet stuff you just add water to much harder than the old powder you add sugar and milk to.

PantsInWash Sun 24-Feb-13 22:59:20

no no no, don't make it from scratch - try again with Bird's... grin it's luffly

(I should add that DH always makes ours - must ask him what his secret is, mine always turns out too thin sad)

TolliverGroat Sun 24-Feb-13 23:17:31

Custard from scratch and Bird's are both good but very different. If you want Bird's then from scratch won't cut it.

But what on earth did you do to the Bird's to screw it up? I didn't think that was possible... Did you use regular Bird's or the quick-mix stuff?

doyouwantfrieswiththat Sun 24-Feb-13 23:20:45

did you mix the powder into a bit of cold milk first?

bran Sun 24-Feb-13 23:30:15

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TolliverGroat Sun 24-Feb-13 23:35:14

Nononononononononono. Don't do the microwave method. The stovetop method is easy peasy. Two tbsp custard powder, 1.5 tbsp sugar, 2 tbsp milk taken from one pint -> mix to smooth paste. Heat rest of milk until it is steaming and just starting to form bubbles around the outside. Add hot milk to custard a little at a time, then return all to pan and bring to boil while stirring until it thickens.

doyouwantfrieswiththat Sun 24-Feb-13 23:36:25

Then I would cheat & attack it with a blender.

JamNan Mon 25-Feb-13 12:15:31

I can't make custard either that's why I buy it readymade from Mister Tescos. grin

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