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How to make thick custard for trifle?

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macnab Fri 04-Dec-15 22:33:35

I always make a trifle for family gatherings. I use birds custard powder so that I can get it thick enough to hold together. I used shop-bought fresh custard from M&S which is yum spooned over Apple pie etc but it was just too sloppy for my trifle!

I know the basics of making custard from scratch, but how do I make it thicker? Do I add more egg yolk? More cornflour? Use less milk?

If anyone knows for sure can you please share!

lovenancy Fri 04-Dec-15 22:46:07

I use Delia's classic trifle recipe. Double cream warmed and poured into sugar, egg yolks and cornflour, then stirred over a low heat. It thickens and is beautifully creamy.

MsRinky Sat 05-Dec-15 08:21:27

Yes, Delia has never failed me.

macnab Mon 07-Dec-15 09:26:01

It seems Delia is the goddess of custard grin

I followed her recipe and made the most delicious thick vanilla custard yesterday, and it was beautifully thick. Perfect for trifle except DH & I ate it all so will have to make a new batch

ppeatfruit Mon 07-Dec-15 14:58:06

I don't use eggs in my trifle custard I just put more custard powder in it. It works well and tastes similar to the egg one, I use extra vanilla.

ppeatfruit Mon 07-Dec-15 14:59:33

Agree about Saint Deels fgrin.

MEgirl Tue 08-Dec-15 09:26:05

I bought a pot of supermarket ready made custard from the chiller, warmed it up, added a little cornflour to thicken as it was too thin for trifle. Worked really well.

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