Bustard’s Custard (obsession)

Our Web & Social Media Guru, Pam Bustard (no puns related to the topic, please) has a rather strange and random food obsession: custard.

Not just the shop-bought, pre-made, packet stuff – but the home-made real deal.

It’s become a bit of an addiction, to the point where she has to eat it every day.

Pam’s so passionate about it, she wishes to share how to make the perfect jug of the thick stuff (runny is just not an option).


Ingredients (for one big fat serving)

- 1 1/2 tbsp Bird’s Custard powder

- 1 dessert spoon fruit sugar (healthier than normal!)

- Few drops of vanilla extract

- 400 ml semi-skimmed milk


1. Put the custard powder, fruit sugar and vanilla extract in a big jug.

2. Add a bit of the milk, then whisk to make a thick paste. Gradually add the rest of the milk, whisking all the time.

3. Put in microwave for 3 minutes. Stir/whisk well, then cook for a further 40 seconds.

4. You should now be the proud owner of a big fat jug of thick, glorious custard. Yum!

*To make chocolate custard (equally divine): Prepare the same BUT don’t use vanilla extract – before you add the milk, add 1 tbsp cocoa powder and whisk well first.

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