Custard

 

Custard is a dessert or a dessert sauce that is flavored with vanilla or other essences of choice.

 

Ingredients and Preparation

Custard is made from milk and eggs with different flavors. Custard can be prepared separately as an individual dessert or as a base for quiche or other foods. Essentially made from milk or cream along with egg yolks, sugar and vanilla, custards may also contain gelatin, corn starch and flour.

 

The custard as a dessert is often served with fresh fruits in it. The custard is generally cooked in a sauce but it can also be baked or steamed.

 

History

The custard is a long standing dessert favorite in England dating back to as early as the fourteenth century.

 

Health and Nutrition Facts

 

Serving size – 1 serving (35g)

Approximate Values per serving (Calories - 142 cal, Fat – 3.5 g, Carbohydrates – 25.6 g, Protein – 2.1 g, Dietary fiber – 0.7g,)

1.      High in sugars

2.      High in fats

 

Custard is good for

1.      Underweight people who wish to gain weight as it is high in sugars and fats.

2.      Children as their calorie requirement in high.

 

Who should avoid having custard -

1.      Weight watchers as it has very high amount of calories.

2.      Fatty or obese people.

 

Custard Blogs

How To Eat Custard

How To Eat Custard On : 08-Apr-2011 By : Sweetcandy

It sometimes becomes necessary to know how to eat custard due to its variety of preparation styles and tastes adopted by chefs all over the world.  Here are some common interesting and unusual ways of eating custard – hope you enjoy! ...

Tips To Prepare Low Fat Custard

Tips To Prepare Low Fat Custard On : 12-Nov-2011 By : Gourmet_lover

Traditionally prepared using egg yolks, sugar, milk, or cream, a rich and creamy custard tastes like a dream and can be the prefect sweet-tooth appeaser. But then, it can be dangerously fattening too. However, if you are cooking it at home, then you can...

Tips To Prepare Sugar Free Custard Apple Pie

Tips To Prepare Sugar Free Custard Apple Pie On : 24-Jul-2012 By : sumitaThomas

  A basic pie recipe can be made very healthy by the use of sugar free ingredients. Custard apple is naturally a very sweet fruit and is suitable for making a pie that contains no added sugar. This fruit is commonly known as bullocks' heart...

How To Eat Flan - Caramel Custard?

How To Eat Flan - Caramel Custard? On : 06-Sep-2010 By : Food4me anytime

Flan is also known as caramel custard – most of us know how to eat flan because it is a very common dessert. However, we normally eat one or two variations of any dessert and believe it to be its only variation, until we get to eat another...

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