Thursday, June 30, 2011

Simple Pleasures- Comfort Food

As we are completely immersed in our Winter with the cold and often rainy days then to be followed by some beautiful sunny blue skied days we just seemed to have a need want for what I call comfort food and yet a SIMPLE PLEASURE as well.

Now there is nothing more comforting on a cold wintry night to have some warm, smooth homemade custard and I would love to share the recipe with you. This is a recipe I have had for many years and it ALWAYS turns out.
Now I always make two jugs for our family of 14 and we love to have it with canned peaches.

Beautiful Custard~
2 eggs
6 tablespoons of white sugar
3 heaped tablespoons of custard powder
3 heaped tablespoons of  cornflour
8 heaped tablespoons of milk powder
2 liter jug for stirring ingredients

1. Put sugar, custard, cornflour and milk powder into a jug and mix
2. Add eggs and mix in
3. Add cold water in very small amount and stir until it forms a FIRM not a runny mix.
4. Beat until smooth with a spoon
5. Boil water and pour into mixture in one continual stream STIRRING THE WHOLE TIME and afterwards for a couple of minutes.
6. If for some reason it isn't thick enough just put in the microwave for one minute ( I have done this maybe 3 times in over 10 years)
Another favourite amongst the family is Yorkshire Pudding once again it is a no fail recipe and no wonder as it is Tasha Tudor's form her Cookbook
We have this with our Stew recipe that is in this post

Yorkshire Pudding by Tasha Tudor ~
1 cup plain flour
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 cup milk
2 eggs

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
2. In a bowl mix together flour and salt, then gradually add the mild to make a smooth paste.(I actually use our Kitchen Aid mixer with the whisk attachment for the whole process including the eggs)
3. Stir in the eggs and beat for 2 minutes
3. Pour the batter into a pan with a little oil (do not skimp here) and bake for 20- 30 mins
4. Cut the pudding into squares and serve immediately.

I am joining in with Dayle for Simple Pleasures this week

Blessings to you and your homes,


Anonymous said...

This is one of my 'to do' recipes for this summer...I am really looking forward to trying this one


Dayle said...

What a yummy simple pleasure, Gae. I love custards!

Send us some cool air, if you figure out how. :)

Happy to see you at the Simple Pleasures party.

Debbie said...

Oh delicious!! I love custard especially,and it's a comfort food for me. Unfortunately, I'm the only one in my home who feels that way.

Oh well... I just make it for myself.

Mave said...

Thanks for sharing this blog. It must be such a joy to all share together over a meal.
We have had grandchildren around for several days, and that bigger family sharing is like a tonic to my heart. Mave

Susan said...

Nice recipe and lovely blog! Susan

Erin said...

Lovely to have treasured family recipes.

noreen said...

Hi Gae, you're entering Winter while I'm entering Summer. We're on opposite sides of the globe! Your custard looks very comforting. Hope you and your family enjoy it!


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