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Custard is a sweet dessert made from a combination of milk or cream, egg yolks, cornflour, sugar and flavourings such as vanilla essence. Depending on how much thickener is added, custard may vary in consistency from a thin pouring sauce or Crème Anglaise, to a thick blancmange like that used for vanilla slice.
Custard is an important part of dessert recipes originating in many countries including England, France, Italy and Australia. Recipes involving custard include:
- English trifle
- Custard tarts
- Creme caramel
- Danish pastry
- Vanilla slice.
- Floating islands
- Crème brûlée
- Frozen custard
- Ice cream
Not all custards are sweet. The filling for a traditional quiche is made from a savoury custard incorporating cheese for flavouring.
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