Now that the summer is coming to a close we can safely say that the bikini body we’ve been honing for the last few months is now able to hibernate for the winter. Food is so great during the colder months of the year because it is comforting, warming and satisfying all at once. One particular treat we can enjoy at the moment is dessert, and custard desserts are a great thing to make during this time of the year. Here are some of the top things you can do with custard this autumn to feed and please the hoard.
One of the most satisfying desserts you can enjoy during that transitional period between summer and autumn is frozen custard. Similar to ice cream, it is a beautifully creamy and sweet dessert which is the perfect cheat day treat. You can find recipes online or buy some from this highly-regarded expert in the frozen custard field. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed in the flavour!
What could be a more iconic French dessert than a creme brûlée? This is a sweet treat which consists of a thick, luxurious custard filling and is baked and topped off with a sugar glaze which is the most satisfying thing to crack with your spoon. For a luxury option for your next dinner party, this is off the scale delicious.
A trifle is a dessert which comprises of many layers of soaked sponge, jam or jelly and then freshly made custard and cream. It is a classic family dish which has been used for Christmas and thanksgiving for years and years. Just make sure when you do search for a recipe that you don’t follow Rachel’s trifle from friends!
Is there a better way to use up harvested fruit than to make a warming crumble? We don’t think so! August and September are the perfect times of the year to pick fresh apples, pears and plums from trees in your garden and bake them into different desserts. A classic Apple crumble with a sugary topping and a drizzle of custard is just what you all need on a cold and rainy evening.
When you talk about custard you will notice that many of the dishes you can make are french. This is because custard is actually creme patisserie which is a French made sweet sauce. You can use it for this chocolate eclair to fill the inside of choux pastry and it will create the most decadent treat of them all. Topped off with a generous spread of chocolate this is a wonderful addition to any party or event. You definitely won’t want to share this when it lands on your plate!
Custard is a really diverse sweet treat and you can use it for so many amazing recipes in the kitchen. Why not have some fun this month and try a few of the dishes we shared above? We’re sure your family will appreciate it!