Eggless Custard

"A baby food suitable for those with dairy allergies or who are vegan. Stores in the fridge for up to 3 days."
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  • Place all but 1/4 of the milk in a small saucepan on medium heat and bring to the boil.
  • Mix the cornflour with the remaining milk in a separate dish until well combined.
  • Add the cornflour mix to the saucepan and whisk well to avoid lumps.
  • Keep stirring until the custard has thickened and remove from heat.

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  1. 10 minutes on the stove at the boil, a little extra vanilla extract(1 tsp), whisking rather than stirring... and the baby LOVED it! I used cornstarch... I assumed that it's the same as cornflour, but really am not sure, though it worked just fine.
  2. I only have a microwave and made a half batch. I also used plain soy and added 1/2 tsp vanilla, and yes, cornstarch. Brought soy milk to the boil, added in the mix and stirred, heated again Its more like drinking custard, than what I expected, but still good! Really good for those who need a few cups of soy milk a day, but are sick of drinking it. (3.5 stars)
  3. Needs to be a little thicker, so I added more starch. I added extract of almond and more vanilla (the paste). For fun, I tried mixing it with brown rice and dried fruit. It made a great breakfast rice pudding. This is very easy and good when you don't want to fool with eggs.


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