Many children love cakes, but did you know what will capture their hearts? The fluffy, spongy baked layers and the creamy, thick filling made from eggs and flour are the answer for you. With our homemade custard cake recipe, you will have a cozy weekend snack with your family without having to frantically search for rare supplies.
- 1 What is Custard?
- 2 Homemade Custard Recipe
- 3 Homemade Custard | It Melts on Your Tongue!
What is Custard?
Custard is the culinary art of blending milk or cream with eggs and letting the proteins of the eggs thicken the texture under the effect of heat. The ratio of ingredients vary, yet the principle remains the same.
Mainly used as a standalone dish, but custard can also be savory as the stuffing of a pie crust or frozen to be the most irresistible ice cream. As you might be able to tell, sweet custards are more popular, and they have gone such a long way to get to where they are now.
The story of custards
It all started when the ancient Roman chefs discovered how eggs can bind dry and wet ingredients together, with which they created many dishes like Crustade and Omelet, savory (filled with meat, pepper, cheese) and sweet (flavored by cinnamon, nuts, honey, and more).
Cuisine experts would agree that the original custard first appeared in the middle ages. Did you know flan was the most famous adaptation of this treat? And I would like to emphasize that there are many similar recipes in Asia as well, custard isn’t unique to Europe even though European cooks introduced it to America and made it well known along with pudding recipes.
In 19th history, the difference between pudding and custard is very vague. Around the 1840s, an English chemist named Alfred Bird presented his custard powder as an equal to egg thickeners. It became as widely used as other derivatives of cornstarch, loved and welcomed in homemade custard recipes since home cooks sometimes love to experiment and improvise.
Later in the same century, some food companies were very enthusiastic about transforming pudding/custard to healthy food rather than mere desserts. The products paid special attention and respect to invalids and children. Not so long after, by the 1930s, Americans can buy instant mixes of custard and pudding anytime they want.
Several Types of Custards
Crème Brûlée. You might have heard of it plenty of times already because it’s quite the most luxurious type. Heavy cream and yolks are emulsified while cooking, resulting in a rich, yummy custard with a cracky layer of caramel sugar on top.
Crème Caramel is equally rich and yummy. It’s almost a contrast of Brûlée with caramel added before baking. It will be inverted out of the ramekin, and the caramel sauce will pool around gorgeously.
Flan, as previously mentioned, is a popular version of Crème Caramel originating from Spain. Most flan recipes include eggs, sugar, milk, and vanilla extract.
Crème Anglaise is a sauce made with cream and sweetened milk thickened with eggs. Compared to other kinds of custard, it is the thinnest and thus perfect for cake drizzles.
Creme Patissiere is a versatile filling for eclairs, tarts, and creampuffs. The ingredients for it are starch and eggs It differs from the other custards for it needs to be boiled until the cornstarch dissolves in the mixture.
Our homemade custard is Patissiere style with a tender texture, so let’s get ready to make the most attractive weekend baked goods.
Homemade Custard RecipePrint
Homemade Custard | It Melts on Your Tongue!
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 45 mins
- Category: How to Cake
- Method: Baking & Cooking
Let’s make the recipe easy by preparing the ingredients correctly:
- 75g flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 40g butter
- 50ml non-sugar fresh milk
- 50ml water
– 2 eggs
- 250ml non-sugar fresh milk
- 1 egg
- 75g sugar
- 50g flour
Step 1: Prepare the batter
- Add baking powder to the flour first.
- Heat your frypan and melt the butter before pouring fresh milk and thinning the substance with water.
- Slowly add the flour mixture while stirring lightly until the ingredients form a fairly dry paste.
- Transfer the dough to a large bowl and crack the eggs one by one, using a rubber spatula or something similar to blend the supplies evenly. The batter will be much moister after this step.
Step 2: Mold and bake
- Line your baking pot with wax paper and coat the wall with butter to prevent the dough from sticking and burning as well as not affect the flavor.
- Divide the batter into 2 batches for 2 cake sponges. Each of them needs 15 minutes to bake at 200oC.
Step 3: Prepare the filling
- In a heated pan, break the remaining egg and pour in your fresh milk plus sugar. Stir the mixture gently.
- Add flour and keep cooking until the supplies form a creamy paste.
- Spread the cream on the first baked sponge and place the second layer on top afterward.
- Sprinkle this homemade custard with powdered sugar or save a part of the cream to decorate it if you would like!
- The ultimate tip to succeed with every type of custard is to be slow. Mix your batter slowly, cook the cream at a low temperature, and use indirect heat.
- Due to the rich protein content, a homemade custard needs to be in the refrigerator. Let it cool down, cover it with a plastic wrap, and it will last for 3 days.
- A few slices of strawberries or the likes will be an elegant touch to the creamy custard.
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You can ace a homemade custard in less than an hour if you follow the steps accurately! Coupled with a cup of your favorite beverage (warm milk, mild tea, or fruit juice), you will have a fancy afternoon right at home. For more delicacies, check my Fried Milk Cakes or Sausage Bread Rolls out and subsribe to my YouTube channel!