Summer is the time to have everything cold from drinks to salads and from starters to desserts. And, with those lots of berries flooded in the market, there’s nothing better to get some in your plate. The strawberry lassi is one of my favourites.
There are kids who just hate to eat fruits, whichever may that be. When my sister was young my mom used to make custard and pour it over any fruit and serve it to her. That was the only way my sister ate fruits. Back in India, there is always the custard powder available in your grocery store, but in here its a little hard to find. So, I made it a little my way.
- 2 cups whole fat milk
- 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
- 3 egg yolks, separated
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- ½ cup refined sugar
- Fruits of choice – banana, berries, apple, oranges
- Heat the milk to boiling in a saucepan and then lower the flame. Reduce it to half the volume. Pour in the sugar and stir and continue simmering
- In the meantime, take the egg yolks in a bowl, whisk till they become pale. If you are using an electric beater, use it at low for 1min, if you are using a balloon whisk; just beat it for 2-3 minutes.
- Continue whisking and pour in the vanilla essence and all-purpose flour, make sure there aren’t any lumps.
- Pour in the hot milk and whisk lightly. Transfer the mixture back to the saucepan and simmer while stirring. Continue stirring so that no lumps are formed. Simmer for 2-3 minutes more. Take out of flame and let cool
- Chop the fruits to bite size pieces. Keep the chopped apple and banana, if using immersed in water so that they don’t turn black
- Pour about a ladle of custard in small serving glasses, layer with fruits and pour another ladle of custard. Chill in the fridge for about 1 hour and serve topped with cherries.
Hot Tips – In place of all purpose flour you can also use cornflour as used by Nigella in her custard sauce recipe.
This custard recipe goes to Kid’s Special event hosted at Tickling Palates.