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Re: Help pls with UK 'birds eye' type custard....
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2011, 03:09:53 pm »
Received it thank you CC, think I might need to get chickens to supply the eggs lol.
I haven't tried it but Janie Turner ( author) said you could halve the recipe. ;D
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Re: Help pls with UK 'birds eye' type custard....
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2011, 07:37:44 am »
Hi CC, I am wondering if your custard recipe is the same as the one in the F&EC page 189.

If not, would you PM me the "aka birds eye"one
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Re: Help pls with UK 'birds eye' type custard....
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2011, 07:44:41 am »
I have just PM'ed the recipe to you Dot ;)
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Re: Help pls with UK 'birds eye' type custard....
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2011, 03:58:17 am »
Another ex pat here who loves the old birds custard:)
Can someone please pm me the recipe?

Thanks x

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Re: Help pls with UK 'birds eye' type custard....
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2011, 05:18:50 am »
Me tooooo please  ;D

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Re: Help pls with UK 'birds eye' type custard....
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2011, 12:02:52 pm »
Thanks so much Meagan, have copied it already.  :-*

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Re: Help pls with UK 'birds eye' type custard....
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2011, 01:45:09 pm »
Ditto  ;D. Thanks Meagan
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Re: Help pls with UK 'birds eye' type custard....
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2012, 06:42:02 pm »
All Birds Eye custard powder is:

Cornflour
A little Ground Turmeric for colour
A few drops of almond essence to take away the turmeric taste

Very simple and just a little experimenting to get the taste right and *poof*, kiddiehood memories come flooding back.  :D

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Re: Help pls with UK 'birds eye' type custard....
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2012, 11:03:09 pm »
Well fancy that SB.
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Re: Help pls with UK 'birds eye' type custard....
« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2012, 03:38:46 am »
Gosh, I am surprised.  :-))
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Re: Help pls with UK 'birds eye' type custard....
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2013, 01:19:09 am »
Ok I am going to just add it here  ;D

Thick Custard
This recipe , contributed by Janie Turner, makes a lovely thick custard (like birds) with no artificial ingredients, " my children will finally eat home-made custard now."

500g milk
6 egg yolks
70g sugar
1tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
20g corn flour exactly, weighed in a tsp at a time to avoid adding too much

1. Put all ingredients in the TM bowl and cook 7 minutes/90Cspeed 4
2 for an even smoother finish, mix 15-20sec/speed 8. Pour out into a serving jug

Tip: this is the perfect consistency for a trifle

Is this with the butterfly in or out?  Obviously it would be out if you were blitzing it at the end on speed 8, but in during the cooking?
Melinda

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Re: Help pls with UK 'birds eye' type custard....
« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2013, 07:33:04 am »
I don't use a butterfly for my custard Mel B. so you could do it without. It would be horrid to blitz and forget the butterfly.
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Re: Help pls with UK 'birds eye' type custard....
« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2013, 07:53:30 am »
The custard for this Vanilla slice recipe is very, very thick and doesn't use the butterfly either.

http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=8292.0

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Re: Help pls with UK 'birds eye' type custard....
« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2013, 08:27:25 am »
I don't use a butterfly for my custard Mel B. so you could do it without. It would be horrid to blitz and forget the butterfly.
And knowing me, that's what I'd do....   ;)
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Re: Help pls with UK 'birds eye' type custard....
« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2013, 08:35:16 am »
The custard for this Vanilla slice recipe is very, very thick and doesn't use the butterfly either.

http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=8292.0
It's a good thing I'm busy the rest of this week and away on the weekend, or I'd be spending it all in the kitchen - that vanilla slice looks amazing!
Melinda