Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Quick Custard Squares

If you don't have the time or the pastry at the ready, this recipe will still produce amazing custard squares. We replace the pastry with cream crackers, which work surprisingly well.
Tip: Allow the custard and icing to set well in the fridge before attempting to cut it up.

Quick Custard squares

·      Loaf tin
·      Sharp knife
·      Mixing bowls
·      Wooden spoon
·      Whisk
·      Pot
·      Measuring cups/spoons
6 plain square cream cracker biscuits eg (Huntley and Palmers)
1/4 cup custard powder
1 1/4 cups milk
1/4 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence

1/2 cup Icing sugar
1 knob of butter melted
2 tsp hot water
1 tablespoon passionfruit pulp
Use 6 (3 bottom, 3 top) square crackers to line a loaf tin.
Cut crackers with the knife to fit if necessary.
Mix custard powder to a smooth paste with a little of the milk.
Separately heat the rest of the milk then add the sugar.
With a whisk, stir in the custard powder paste and continue to heat and stir until boiling and thickened. Remove from heat and add vanilla essence then pour custard over crackers.
Top with remaining crackers, leave until cool, then refrigerate until quite cold and set.

Combine icing sugar and butter with passionfruit pulp and mix until smooth.
Spread over cooled crackers after they set. Cut into squares when set.

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