Real talk: custard is, without a doubt, the bee's knees. And given that Christmas is literally weeks away, that means its not long before I get to consume my body weight in cold, glorious custard.
Let me describe the ways in which custard is amazing.
- On Christmas pudding: The only purpose to have Christmas pudding is so it can be lathered in custard.
- Apple pies: Because custard makes everything better, especially if apple is involved.
- Over bread and butter pudding: Christmas in Australia often involves a lot of bread (and sausages), and there's no better way to soak up leftover bread than by sticking it into a pan, layering it with beaten cream and eggs, and then pouring glorious custard over the lot.
- Out of a cup: Apparently you can just pick up the carton or bottle and drink straight from that, but that seems unkind if you, y'know, live in a house with other people.
- Over shortbread: For some reason people think Christmas is the time to gift a lot of store-bought, plain, crappy shortbread. Most of the time, this a boring, and miserable experience in your mouth. But if you pour some custard into a cup, crumble the biscuit up, and then add the myriad of fruit that will inevitably be around (or cut the fruit up, stick it in a pan, add sugar and reduce before adding it into the cup), it's a quick and dirty little dessert.
Are you a big fan of custard? And if not, why not? Is it the texture or the taste, and what do you normally look for in a dessert?