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Quick and simple custard recipes for your child

Priya Mankotia
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Quick and simple custard recipes for your child

National Vanilla Custard Day Custard is a comforting, versatile, creamy and delicious dessert enjoyed the world over.If you have ever wondered how to pep up the usual bowl of custard –here’s your chance! Whether you enjoy your custard with jelly, or chopped fruit – you will absolutely love these delightful new vanilla custard dessert ideas, which will definitely leave your family asking for more!On this National Vanilla Custard Day, Proparent blogger Priya Mankotia shares some tantalising desserts made with vanilla custard. • A layered dessert with rich apricot stew and vanilla custard – topped with crunchy walnuts…read on for the recipe • Homemade tart cases filled with vanilla custard and mixed fruits –a burst of flavours perfect for summer! • A sinfully delicious chocolate pudding with vanilla custard –go on, indulge yourself with this wonderful combination of chocolate and vanilla custard! Read on for these fabulous recipes and enjoy Vanilla Custard Day with your loved ones… Heaven isn’t paved with gold with giant pearly gates; it’s got gingerbread pillars, sugar glass windows, and pools of vanilla custard...” Yes… You heard it right!! There is actually a day dedicated to this delicious, rich, creamy dessert.Vanilla custard is the most amazing, versatile dessert which can be enjoyed in any variation and any combination. There are a lot of different ways to enjoy your vanilla custard, and it can be just amazing with different toppings. Whether it’s a simple scoop of whipped cream or a sprinkling of raspberries, the subtle flavour of vanilla compliments many different food types. Vanilla Custard Day is your chance to get creative! Easy And Delicious Recipe Of Apricot Stew with Vanilla Custard Ingredients For The Apricot Stew With Vanilla Custard While we are collecting the ingredients for the entire dish it is advisable to break the dish into two parts hence as follows the ingredients-- Ingredients For the stewed apricots • 1 1/2 cups dried apricots Ingredients For the vanilla custard • 1 cup low-fat milk , 99.7% fat-free • 2 tsp vanilla custard powder • 1 tsp sugar • For the garnish - 2 1/2 tsp chopped walnuts (akhrot) Method For Preparing Apricot Stew With Vanilla Custard First you will learn the method to prepare the apricot stew , and then vanilla custard and then how to blend them. Method For Preparing the stewed apricots– • Wash and soak the apricots in 1 cup of hot water in a deep bowl for 3 hours. Deseed them while retaining the water. • Transfer the deseeded apricots (along with the water) in a broad non-stick pan and cook on a medium flame for 7 minutes or till they turn soft, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside. Method For Preparing the vanilla custard– • Combine the custard powder in ¼ cup of low-fat milk in a bowl, mix well and keep aside. • Combine the remaining ¾ cup of milk and sugar in a broad non-stick pan, mix well and bring to boil. • Add the custard powder-milk mixture, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 4 minutes or till the custard coats the back of a spoon, while stirring continuously. Keep aside to cool slightly. • Once cooled, refrigerate for atleast an hour. Assemble your dessert Apricot Stew With Vanilla Custard So now the dessert is ready it si time to assemble both the dishes and serve it to the family and friends. • Divide the stewed apricots and vanilla custard into 5 equal portions. • Place one portion of the stewed apricots in a serving bowl and top it with one portion of the chilled custard. • Repeat step 2to make 4 more servings. • Serve immediately garnished with walnuts. Quick And Easy Recipe Of Fruit Tarts For Your Growing Child Ingredients For Fruit Tarts The recipe is divided into three parts – tart cases, custard sauce and mixed fruits hence the following-- Ingredients For the tart cases • 200 grams plain flour (maida) • 100 grams soft butter • a pinch of salt • ice-cold water to make a dough Ingredients For the custard sauce • 1 1/2 cups milk • 6 tsp sugar • 5 tsp custard powder • a few drops of vanilla essence Ingredients For the mixed fruit • 50 grams canned mixed fruit • 2 tsp sugar • 1 tsp levelled, cornflour • 1 tsp lemon juice • a few drops orange colour Method For Preparing Fruit Tart First you will learn how to prepare the tart case for Fruit Tart. Method For Preparing The Tart Cases • Sieve the flour with the salt. • Rub in the butter and make dough by adding ice-cold water. • Roll out the dough to about 3 mm. thickness. • Cut with fluted cutter of desired size. • Press into tart cases and prick with a fork. • Bake blind in a hot oven at 230 degree C (450 degree F) for 10 to 12 minutes.Cool the tart cases. Method For Preparing The Vanilla Custard Sauce • Mix the custard powder in a little milk. • Add the sugar and remaining milk and put to boil. • When the milk starts boiling, add the custard powder mixture and boil until thick while stirring continuously. • Cool the custard and add the vanilla essence. For Method For Preparing The Mixed Fruit • Drain the syrup from the can and keep aside. Chop the fruit. • Add the sugar and cornflour to the syrup and mix well. Boil until the mixture thickens slightly. • Cool and then add the lemon juice and colouring. • Add the fruits in the sauce and mix well. Assemble Your Fruit Tart dessert • Fill the tarts with some custard sauce and then with some mixed fruit. • Brush with warm marmalade and sprinkle praline powder on the sides. • Serve, and enjoy! Simple And Quick Chocolate Velvet Pudding Recipe For Your Picky Eater Ingredients For Chocolate Velvet Pudding • 1 two-egg low fatsponge cake • 300 ml milk • 3/4 cup beaten fresh cream • 1 packet (11 grams) strong gelatine • 4 tbsp sugar • 4 tsp levelled, custard powder • 1 tbsp cocoa powder • 1 tsp vanilla essence • 2 tsp powdered sugar for soaking • 2 to 3 tbsp rum or brandy (optional) • a few chopped walnuts (akhrot) and a littlesweetened cream for decoration Method For Preparing Chocolate Velvet Pudding • Cut the sponge cake into thin slices and arrange at the bottom of a dish. • Make a syrup by mixing 1/2 teacup of water very well with the powdered sugar. If you like, add rum to the syrup. • Sprinkle a little syrup over the cake slices and allow to soak. Repeat after 10 minutes. Be sure that the cake slices are moist. • Mix the custard powder in 1/2 teacup of cold milk. • Put the rest of the milk to boil with the sugar. When the milk starts boiling, add the custard powder gradually and cook for 1 minute. • Mix the gelatine, cocoa and 300 ml. of cold water and warm on a slow flame until the gelatine dissolves. Remove from the fire. • Add the gelatine solution to the custard mixture and mix well. • Put the vessel containing this mixture in a larger vessel filled with ice-cubes and continue stirring all the time. • When the mixture gets slightly thicker, add the cream. Go on stirring over the ice for 2 minutes. • Add the vanilla essence and mix well. • Pour over the cake and put to set in the freezer compartment of your refrigerator. • When set, decorate with sweetened cream and chopped walnuts.Serve cold. Did you enjoy Priya’s vanilla custard recipes – do try them and let us know! Do you have any special recipes to share? Do leave your comments…. 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Pooja Songara

| Aug 19, 2017

wonderful custard receipe.... my daughter likes vry much... but my son don't like becoz wo nayi chiz try krne mai darta h.... ki uska taste kaisa hoga...

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Neelam Jaiswal

| Aug 18, 2017

!=187

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Neelam Jaiswal

| Aug 18, 2017

!=187

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puloma pandey

| Aug 17, 2017

Wonderful custard recipies , my baby loved vanilla custard .

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