Fruit Custard – Fresh Fruits In Delicious Banana Custard Cream

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This is one of my favourite summertime desserts! The cool, silky smooth texture of custard wrapped with sweet summer fruits can be on the top of the winning list if served with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream!

The real bliss of summer is that varieties of fruits and berries are in abundance, making this delicious fruity dessert is a real joy!  As a matter of fact, the oranges and clementines taste more delicious in the summer months so, adding a lot of them will give this dish a noticeable zing!

As for the custard, no other flavour will beat the banana flavour as it goes deliciously well with this dessert. Scatter some coloured sprinkles and some jelly cubes to give an exotic look!

I believe that this is the best way to sneak a lot of fruits into kids’ diet without much cajoling.  If you are serving for kids under 5 years, make sure to cut the fruits into small pieces to avoid any chocking hazards.

Let’s make it: 

Make the custard first

  • Follow the instructions in the back of the packet and make the custard and leave it to cool
  • Cover with a cling film and place in the fridge

Slice the fruits

  • 1/2 hr before serving, sllice fruits and collect them in a bowl

Go for bananas, oranges, apples, mangoes, kiwis, red / green grapes, cherries, blue berries, papaya, pinapple

Chill them

  • Add the fruits to the custard cream and give a good mix
  • Cover with a cling film and place back in the fridge until chilled

Serve it

  • Fill the cups with the fruity custard
  • Scoop vanilla ice cream and place on the top or toss some jelly cubes and sultanas just before serving.  You can add a few cashew nuts for an exotic taste
  • Serve within an hour because the fruits can go stale and change colour
  • Enjoy the delicious melody of fruits laced with scented banana flavour custard

Tips :

  • Remember to mix the required amount of custard powder in a small amount of milk first and then gradually add to the boiling milk while stirring as per the instructions in the packet.
  • Keep stirring the boiling milk with custard until it thickens slightly.  Do not stop stirring or else it will burn from the bottom.  Also, you have to stir it even after taking out of the flame to avoid forming any lumps.
  • I add 2 tbsp of sugar to 2 tbsp of custard powder for a sweeter taste.
Easter egg baskets

Egg baskets – A perfect party treat for kids

Throwing a party for kids could be tricky, as you need to consider hard on yummy treats as well as the appearance of them.  Even if your choice of snacks is great in taste, if they do not look pretty, kids will not get properly amused.

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Try these pretty egg baskets for kids parties or small family gatherings and notice the delight in their faces at the sight of this pretty treat. These are perfect to pack in for a picnic too. The creamy centres in the egg white rounds taste delicious, so make sure to season the egg yellow mixture perfectly.

You will need the following ingredients;

Large Eggs4
Mayonnaise2tbsp
Salt n pepper powderto taste
English mustard or mustard cream1/2 tsp
Vinegara few drops

Let’s make them :

  • Boil the eggs for 10 min adding a drop of vinegar to bring the egg yolk to the middle
  • Cut the eggs right in the middle with a sharp knife
  • Next, scoop out all the egg yolks and place them in a bowl
  • Add a dollop of mayonnaise, English mustard, salt and pepper into egg yolks and mix thoroughly until all come together
  • Now slice the bottom  egg white parts so that they could stand without being wobbly on a plate
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  • Fill the hollows of egg white parts with the egg yellow mixture
  • Spread thinly cut red / orange tomatoes, carrots, spring onions, red/yellow peppers or any other choice of colourful veggies
  • Thinly strip a spring onion leaf and make a handle and insert the corners either side, using a toothpick
  • Arrange them on a plate and serve with ketchup or on their own
  • Smile !