Tuesday, 5 August 2014



Custard powder though does not have much nutrition value except pure calories due to corn flour, flavor and coloring agent being the main ingredients; it is the filling in custard which makes it more tasty and nutritive. Lots of fruits coated with custard is a wonderful and healthy dessert. It is the simple, tasty and easy to make dessert. Children love it for the taste of it and mothers love it not only for the taste of it but also for the less work they have to put to make family happy.

Preparation Time: 15 min. (Fruit cutting time)
Cooking Time: 15 min
Servings: 4 Large Serving
Ingredients For making Creamy-Fruity-Custard:
  • 250 ml. whole cream Milk
  • 2 Tea spoon Custard Powder
  • 50 gm. Cream (Optional)
  • 50 gm. Sugar
  • 1 banana
  • 1 Small size Apple
  • 20-25 Grapes
  • 10-12 Straw berries
Directions For making Fruity Custard:
  • Dissolve 2 teaspoon custard in 50 ml. milk. (Not hot milk).
Custard Powder Dissolved in milk
  • Boil milk in a thick bottom container.
Milk for Custard boiling in thick bottom container
  • Add sugar to the boiling milk and stir till the sugar dissolves in the milk.
  • Lower the flame and add custard powder- milk mixture and stir nicely.
Custard-milk mixture being added to boiling milk
  • Cook for just one minute with continuous stirring. Switch off the gas. Cover and allow the custard to cool.
Custard cooking on low flame
Consistency of custard before cooling
  • When the custard comes to room temperature add cream mix nicely cover and keep it in the fridge for chilling.
  • Peel banana, slit from center lengthwise and cut to thin pieces.
  • Peel and cut apple to small pieces.
  • Cut the grapes to half.
  • Cut straw berries to half lengthwise.
  • Mix all fruits in a bowl with chilled custard.
  • Take the Fruity-Custard in a serving bowl and top it up with some grapes and straw berries.
  • Guava, chickoo and pomegranate with small pink fruit having big seeds do not go well in custard. do not taste well in custard. 
  • For one measure of cooked chilled custard two measure of fruits are the best proportion. If not so at least the ratio should be 1:1.
  • Taste the fruits before adding to custard. Fruits should be absolutely sweet, little bit of sour taste will spoil the taste of Fruity-custard.
  • Mix the fruits just before serving otherwise they will lose their moisture and will become limp.
  • Cut the fruits just before serving.
  • If the fruits are cut and kept in fridge, then bananas and apple will become red and will spoil the looks and taste of custard. Remember the freshness of fruits and their individual flavor gives the Fruity-custard unique delightful taste.
  • Custard should neither be thick as cake nor too runny. It should be of the consistency of cake batter.
  • Do not remove the cover at any stage of cooling.
  • Do not cover while custard is being cooked.
  • Immediate and continuous stirring after milk-custard powder mixture is added to the boiling milk is must to avoid lump formation as well as to avoid it selling at the bottom and getting burnt.
Suggested Variations:
  • Mango can be cut to cubes and added to the mixture of fruits for custard. make sure the mangoes do not have fibers and is sweet.
  • Cubes of any flavor cake can be placed at the bottom of serving bowl before putting Fruity-custard in the bowl.

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