National Vanilla Custard Day
Vanilla custard is the best dessert. The rich, creamy texture and light vanilla flavor make it the perfect end to any day. Custards can be eaten as a dessert, or used in pies to make donuts. This delicious treat is celebrated as National Vanilla Custard Day.
Custard can be traced back to Ancient Rome. Custard tarts were very popular in the Middle Ages. Custards aren’t just a sweet treat. There are many types of custards. You can find fruit, fish, and meat custards. Custards are a variety of foods that have been loved by people throughout history.
You can enjoy vanilla custard in many different ways. The subtle vanilla flavor complements many food types, whether it’s a scoop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of raspberries. What are you able to think of for a dessert idea? A strawberry vanilla custard pie? Vanilla custard ice cream? National Vanilla Custard Day gives you the chance to be creative!
As we said, be creative! You can start with simple vanilla custard. But let your imagination and creativity take over! Below is a recipe to help you get started. Let us know what you think!
Divine Vanilla Custard3c milk8 Egg Yolks Large2/3c Sugar1/4c Cornstarch1/4t butter, softened1t Vanilla
Heat the milk in a large saucepan until it is almost boiling, but not boiling. Mix together the sugar, yolks, cornstarch and salt while this happens. Next, add 1c milk to the mixture and whisk it continuously. Finally, transfer it to a saucepan. It should be cooked on low heat until thickened. Stir it constantly. You might also want an instant-read thermometer to check the temperature. When it reaches that temperature, immediately strain it through a fine mesh sieve and force it into a bowl. After adding the butter and vanilla to the bowl, cover it with wax paper and let it chill in the fridge for 3 hours. Enjoy!