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How can I thicken custard made with Birds custard powder?

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MamaGryffindor Fri 13-Jul-07 16:13:35

Just made it according to instructions

its like bloody water

<<vows to go back to ambrosia tins>>

Desiderata Fri 13-Jul-07 16:14:21

Put some more Birds custard powder in until it thickens

EffiePerine Fri 13-Jul-07 16:14:48

add cornflour mixed to a psate with cold milk

southeastastra Fri 13-Jul-07 16:14:53

dilute the powder with milk then add it

MaryAnnSingleton Fri 13-Jul-07 16:15:09

I last made some Birds custard for a trifle and it seemed to take a looong time to thicken, so maybe you need to cook it for a little longer. I do like Birds best !

mears Fri 13-Jul-07 16:15:35

Are you sure you read the instructions properly? Did you use the correct size spoon - a tablespoon not dessert spoon?

Or do you mean you used a packet?

You could thicken it with cornflower maybe or start again

MamaGryffindor Fri 13-Jul-07 16:17:16

I def did it right - I have measuring spoons

I did it in the microwave - just for speed. Hmm

Will leave it to stand and if it doesn't thicken up I'll bung it in a pan with more powder I think

ChippyMinton Fri 13-Jul-07 16:17:22

If it's the instant 'just add boiling water and stir' stuff, you can put it in a saucepan and gently simmer until it thickens.

mears Fri 13-Jul-07 16:18:18

I've never made it in the microwave - I always make it in the pot. Doesn't take long at all

MaryAnnSingleton Fri 13-Jul-07 16:18:41

think it's better on a hob,stirring constantly

MamaGryffindor Fri 13-Jul-07 16:19:07

ohhh I just tasted it - pure school dinners yum ! Sooo nice

I'm going to have some too (with bananas)

Think I will bung it in the pan though

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