Custard is one of the most famous desserts of the world, and it can be easily declined in many flavors: classic lemon, sweet vanilla, naughty chocolate, sophisticated green tea and so on. The majority of people still thinks you need eggs and dairy products to achieve that perfect luscious texture, but this couldn’t be farther from the truth! Let me show you how with these Vanilla custard pots :)
Just like you don’t need eggs to make a perfectly fluffy cake (ladies and gentlemen, proof 1 & 2) you don’t really need any animal-derived ingredients to cook just about anything, in this case you only need to take advantage of what ingredients such as cornstarch can make for you in order to attain custard perfection.
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Often times if I ask my husband what he’d like for dessert, he would give it a thought and then say something like “…custard I guess”. So, today I’m making little pots of vanilla custard, as I don’t have any organic lemons at hand. Feel free to switch the vanilla for the ingredient you prefer, orange or lemon zest, cacao powder, carruba powder, matcha tea, etc.
These will make a perfect dessert in no time with just 5 simple ingredients. The only hard work you’re required to do is stirring for 5 minutes and then, the hardest: wait for the custard to cool down!
For one of the pots I added a layer of chocolate sauce on top (just mix coconut oil in liquid form & cacao powder) and by magic half of it traveled all the way to the bottom :D this was not expected but it gave a nice almost marbled effect, don’t you think?
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Also, do let me know in the comments which is your favorite custard flavor :)