Posts Tagged ‘custard powder’

Shortbread slice – three ways (chocolate icing, passionfruit icing, jaffa style)

Traditional scottish shortbread slice

This buttery, crumbly, melt-in-your mouth slice is a favourite in my family. This like the traditional scottish shortbread sold in pretty tins at Christmas time. In fact, I often make this as a Christmas gift.

The custard powder in the ingredients is the real secret. Sure, it’s not “traditional”. But traditional shortbread in the 16th century only had three ingredients (sugar, butter and oatmeal), and back in the 16th century they also believed that bread would not rise if there was a corpse (as in dead body) in the vicinity. And I mean, how did they even judge that? So, it’s time we all modernised a bit. (more…)

Apple, custard and white choc muffins

Apple, custard and white choc muffins

Let me tell you a story about men, and the mystery of custard powder.

While serving these Apple and White Choc muffins up to a couple of visitors at my house, a man asked “how do you get the custard in?”

Good question. Very good question.

Well. I said. (I hesitated here…should I lie?) I used custard powder. I’m not quite sure what else he thought I would have done. (more…)