• 500ml fresh milk
  • 2 heaped tbsp custard powder
  • 3 tbsp sugar
Custard is something I’m sure a lot of people grew up having for dessert. It’s quite easy to make, nothing to it really. One just needs to be careful when preparing it to avoid getting lumps forming otherwise that would just suck!! No one likes to eat lumpy food which was supposed to be smooth and pleasant. It takes out the joy of eating the food really.

It’s like eating porridge rehupfu rine mapundu (cornmeal porridge with lumps in it) or worse, sadza rine mapundu (pap with lumps). The list is endless really! Okay, so let’s do the custard now. My children love it, they say it kinda tastes like baby porridge (Cerelac)!

Quick Instructions

If you feel it’s not as thick as you want it to be, make more custard paste and stir it into the custard whilst stirring simultaneously. If it’s too thick for your liking, add more milk. And finally, you may also adjust the sugar quantity to suite your taste buds.

  1. Get your custard powder (2 tbsp, heaped), sugar (3 tbsp) and fresh milk (500ml) ready.  Mix the sugar and custard powder together. Add a little of milk and stir well to make a smooth paste.
  2. Pour the remaining milk in a saucepan, close and bring to the boil. Remember to keep a close eye on your milk so it doesn’t boil over onto your cooker. When the milk has boiled, add the custard paste whilst stirring simultaneously. Continue stirring and bring to the boil. And that’s it, your custard’s ready.


Pictorial Detailed Instructions

Step 1

Get your custard powder, sugar and fresh milk ready (a). Mix the sugar and custard powder together (b). Add a little of milk (c/)and stir well to make a smooth paste (d).

 

Step 2

Pour the remaining milk in a saucepan (a), close and bring to the boil (b). Remember to keep a close eye on your milk so it doesn’t boil over onto your cooker. When the milk has boiled, add the custard paste whilst stirring simultaneously (c). Continue stirring and bring to the boil. And that’s it, your custard’s ready (d).

 

How to prepare Custard

Your Custard ready to serve!



 You may have this on it’s own if you wish or with cake, muffins, cupcakes… whatever tickles your fancy 🙂 That’s it enjoy! Please consider signing-up for my popular mailing list – ZimboKitchen Today. I use it to send out recipes each time I publish a new one here on the blog. When you sign-up here ensure that you immediately confirm your subscription in your mail box to start receiving recipes. Until you confirm your subscription our system won’t be able to deliver any new recipes to you by email. Please ensure you confirm after sign-up. Thanks!

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