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Help pls with UK 'birds eye' type custard....
« on: August 13, 2011, 12:56:02 am »
Dear all
If this isn't the right place for this- sorry!

My children like the Bird's Eye custard -made from the UK Bird's Eye custard powder that I can get here in Sydney and of course in the UK.  It's basically a cornflour-thickened milk based pudding with some annatto (?) coloring, vanilla flavouring and added sugar.

I have tried an online custard recipe (no eggs), to great disappointment... DH has suggested I wait until he needs to fill in cracks/holes in the house before I make it again! 

Does anyone have a substitute recipe or even ideas on whether/how I make the Bird's Eye custard in the TM (and yes I do realize the irony of this!!)?

Or perhaps an even Better request would be - does anyone have a plan to convert or wean Bird's Eye custard lovers over to 'proper' custard lovers?

Thanks!
Gillian

Ps I loved the lemon custard demo option - but don't have the recipe and know that I won't have success with a lemon tasting one at present.  Also I think my attempt was too vanilla-y and too solid.....

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Re: Help pls with UK 'birds eye' type custard....
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2011, 01:10:57 am »
Have you tried the chocolate custard? It used real ground chocolate - if chocolate custard doesn't convert them I don't know what would.
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Re: Help pls with UK 'birds eye' type custard....
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2011, 03:40:51 am »
hi teagg, don't have a recipe but this is in the wrong section it should be under "recipe requests"
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Re: Help pls with UK 'birds eye' type custard....
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2011, 05:49:40 am »
There is a recipe for custard in the UK Demonstrator Delights cookbook that actually says "makes a lovely thick custard (like Bird's!) but with no artificial ingredients".   I haven't actually tried it though.  I could PM you the recipe if you like?

My partner is English (been in Australia since he was 6 years old though) and was brought up on Bird's custard.  He makes all the Thermie custard in our house and uses the custard recipe in the EDC, but includes a small bar of white chocolate right at the start (blitzes it with the sugar).  He says it's better than Bird's!  It is very nice  :)

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Re: Help pls with UK 'birds eye' type custard....
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2011, 11:34:55 am »
There is a recipe for custard in the UK Demonstrator Delights cookbook that actually says "makes a lovely thick custard (like Bird's!) but with no artificial ingredients".   I haven't actually tried it though.  I could PM you the recipe if you like?

My partner is English (been in Australia since he was 6 years old though) and was brought up on Bird's custard.  He makes all the Thermie custard in our house and uses the custard recipe in the EDC, but includes a small bar of white chocolate right at the start (blitzes it with the sugar).  He says it's better than Bird's!  It is very nice  :)


I use the recipe for custard from the Demonstrator Delights Cookbook and we like it,especially my SIL. ;)
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Re: Help pls with UK 'birds eye' type custard....
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2011, 01:08:04 pm »
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Sorry! Thx for the clarification - how do I (should I ) move this?
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Re: Help pls with UK 'birds eye' type custard....
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2011, 01:50:13 pm »
One of the moderators will do it for you Gillian - Cookie is on holidays at the moment though so it may take her a little while to notice it. MM are you there, Brazen perhaps, CarolineW??
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Re: Help pls with UK 'birds eye' type custard....
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2011, 08:29:03 am »
Hi Gillian,

I've just sent you a PM with recipe from the UK Demonstrator Delight cookbook as requested.  I hope it turns out well and your family are happy with it.

cheers, Katie :)
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Re: Help pls with UK 'birds eye' type custard....
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2011, 02:25:23 pm »
Katie
Received and responded!!!
Thx
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Re: Help pls with UK 'birds eye' type custard....
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2011, 10:38:35 pm »
Hi Katie, could you please PM me the message also? No matter how much I try I just can't get my kids to enjoy the egg custard - even the chocolate one! I would love to find a substitute without all the preservatives.

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Re: Help pls with UK 'birds eye' type custard....
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2011, 10:32:02 am »
Hi Gillian - I hope the custard goes down a treat with the family and their converted from the packet stuff to real custard  :)

Hi Wonder - just sent the recipe as requested

cheers, Katie
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Re: Help pls with UK 'birds eye' type custard....
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2011, 12:08:21 pm »
Got it, thanks Katie.

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Re: Help pls with UK 'birds eye' type custard....
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2011, 01:04:34 pm »
Would someone mind sending me this recipe also and has anyone successfully converted kids with this recipe ?  Another 3 kids here who don't like the egg custard, and prefer the packet one which I just won't do anymore (I'm hoping they'll forget and then the EDC egg one will be such a luxury, they'll appreciate it lol). Many thanks in advance.

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Re: Help pls with UK 'birds eye' type custard....
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2011, 02:21:56 pm »
Would someone mind sending me this recipe also and has anyone successfully converted kids with this recipe ?  Another 3 kids here who don't like the egg custard, and prefer the packet one which I just won't do anymore (I'm hoping they'll forget and then the EDC egg one will be such a luxury, they'll appreciate it lol). Many thanks in advance.
I've PM'ed it to you DB.
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Re: Help pls with UK 'birds eye' type custard....
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2011, 02:36:02 pm »
Received it thank you CC, think I might need to get chickens to supply the eggs lol.