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Custard

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Does anyone know where I can buy custard? I have tried Migros and Coop but no luck so far.

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Old 28.10.2011, 12:56
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Re: Custard

Coop sells Birds Custard Powder in some stores. Look for a "British" end of aisle feature.

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Coop sells Birds Custard Powder in some stores. Look for a "British" end of aisle feature.

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Didn't see any there yesterday in the St Anahof one but Globus on Bahnhofstr has it. In fact the British food section in St Anahof looked pretty depleted yesterday.
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Re: Custard

Ingredients

1 pint (600 ml) of milk
3 egg yolks
1 oz (30 g) of caster sugar (Puderzucker)
1 vanilla pod
2 tsp of cornflour (Maizena)

Method

Pour the milk into a saucepan and add the whole vanilla pod.
Heat the milk until just before it starts to boil. Remove from the heat and set aside.
In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar and cornflour until smooth.
Keeping the milk pan off the heat, whisk the egg mixture into the milk.
Remove the vanilla pod from the mixture.
Strain the liquid through a sieve into a clean saucepan and cook over a low heat, stirring constantly until the custard thickens.
Transfer to a warm pouring jug and serve.
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Re: Custard

IKEA food shop sells a very nice ready made vanilla sauce, in a 500 ml "Brick carton"
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Re: Custard

What about the Swiss version of custard?... Called "Vanilla Pudding".

Comes individual packets....... made the same as the standard powdered custard - taking 500ml milk.

It`s sold in cellophane packets of about 4 or 5 sachets.
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Re: Custard

perhaps, with french being one of the national languages, you would need to look for "Créme Anglais"...
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Re: Custard

Look for "Creme Anglaise" in the chiller section. It's a ready made, slightly runny, vanilla sauce not unlike British custard.
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Re: Custard

You can get custard powder at the leshop.ch online supermarket.
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You can get custard powder at the leshop.ch online supermarket.
That's useful cos there's still a war on and what wiv rationing, yer can't git fresh eggs for love nor money.
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Re: Custard

You can find custard in a big Coop. I always buy it from Coop.
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Re: Custard

I know some people prefer store bought brands for certain products owing to nostalgia but I would second making your own custard. It is a little bit of extra work but I honestly do find it tastes much much better.

I use the following recipe as I find the single cream makes it even more luscious!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/re...rcustard_65614

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Ingredients

1 pint (600 ml) of milk
3 egg yolks
1 oz (30 g) of caster sugar (Puderzucker)
1 vanilla pod
2 tsp of cornflour (Maizena)

Method

Pour the milk into a saucepan and add the whole vanilla pod.
Heat the milk until just before it starts to boil. Remove from the heat and set aside.
In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar and cornflour until smooth.
Keeping the milk pan off the heat, whisk the egg mixture into the milk.
Remove the vanilla pod from the mixture.
Strain the liquid through a sieve into a clean saucepan and cook over a low heat, stirring constantly until the custard thickens.
Transfer to a warm pouring jug and serve.
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Hi,

Does anyone know where I can buy custard? I have tried Migros and Coop but no luck so far.

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Hi

You can buy in Barkat (Where the tram stop number 14 and 9) is an international food shop in schmeide Wiedikon, they have food from all over the world at very reasonable price.
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Hi,

Does anyone know where I can buy custard? I have tried Migros and Coop but no luck so far.

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You can buy "Birds Custard Powder" from my neighbours the Pie Shop in the Viadukt for 5.80 a tub. But it is not custard. It was invented by a Mr Alfred Bird in 1837 because his wife was allergic to eggs. It is just cornflour, salt, colour and flavouring.

As pointed out above, custard is made from milk, sugar, vanilla and eggs and is very very easy to make. The most important thing to remember though is to keep the heat very gentle other wise the yolks could curdle.
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Ingredients

1 pint (600 ml) of milk
3 egg yolks
1 oz (30 g) of caster sugar (Puderzucker)
1 vanilla pod
2 tsp of cornflour (Maizena)

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Castor sugar is not Puderzucker (which is powdered sugar, aka confectioner's sugar). What you're looking for is sold here as "Feinster Zucker".
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Re: Custard

Sorry I have been searching for Cornstarch flour in Zurich. Do you get it at Migros or Coop?

Thanks for the help!
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Sorry I have been searching for Cornstarch flour in Zurich. Do you get it at Migros or Coop?

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It's called Maisstärke here. Available most places under the Maizena brand.
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Re: Custard

Thank you Tom1234!!!
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