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Easy Dessert – Cake and Custard

Have you ever smelt something or ate something and it immediately reminded you of a memory of something or someone? I am sure you have experienced this, whether food related or not. When it comes to food, one of the aromas that take me back to the 90’s is the aroma of custard. It reminds me of the afternoons we would spend with uncle Kivayiru at his home in Kileleshwa. My sisters and I loved it there! We would play so much, get sooooo dirty and fall right asleep in our car ride back home in Langata. To this day, I love custard. There is a way to make it from scratch, but a little shortcut hurt nobody. Especially now that temparatures are dropping, cake and custard will sure warm you up.

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PREP TIME: 1 MUNUTE       COOK TIME: 5 MUNUTES        SERVES: 2

Custard Ingredients

shortcut into making custard_you only need two ingridients and takes a short time

2 cups of milk

1 tablespoon of custard powder

2 tablespoons of sugar

Method

Put your milk in a sufuria and heat it.

In a small bowl,  mix your custard powder  with a small amount of milk to a paste. You can get this particular type of custard by Zesta in any supermarket. The large tin costs less than KES.200 and lasts a very very long time.

mixing up custard powder into a paste to before adding it to the milk_Kenyan dessert

Once the milk is beginning to come to a boil, pour in the custard paste and mix it in with a mwiko as you pour.

the milk addows the custard to become creamy and also to gain body_it smells really good and is a nice dessert

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If your has lumps, that may be because your paste was not smooth to begin with. If your custard solidifies, it could be because you used too much powder. Always have more milk than powder. A little goes a long way.

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Stir until it is evenly mixed with a uniform consistency.  Let if stay on the heat for about a minute or two then laddle onto bowls and serve.

serving custard when it is hot is best_laddle into a bowl and gobble down

This goes so well with some fresh cake or fruit such as bananas. I opted for cake. And yes, I had to shape mine as hearts <3  :)). It has a light texture and deep milky taste. It smells really sweet and inviting.

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Perfect way to warm up. If you are looking for something sweet, very easy to make and warming, this you have to try.

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Keep Warm

KALUHI


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8 Comments

  1. You have no idea how my nieces flip when we make custard. They love it too darn much… i think i do too 🙂

  2. her little space

    August 30, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    I have made such a mess with this in the past… will be happy to try this out 😀

  3. great recipe……. how long can this be stored in the fridge?

    • kaluhiskitchen

      February 2, 2016 at 4:57 pm

      For about two days. But in my experience, it is best to make just a little which you can have and finish at a go as opposed to bulk quantities. Custard that has stayed over, even in the fridge, does not taste as good as fresh custard.

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