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looking for custard powder

garhone Aug 27, 2006 05:39 PM

I just got a recipe for Baked Sago Pudding, which was translated from Cantonese to English.
The recipe calls for "custard powder".
Does anyone know what custard powder is and where in Toronto to find it? Is there a brand name I can look for? Are there any more well known substitutes I can use?

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    Helen Aug 27, 2006 08:22 PM

    Bird's Eye custard powder - think I've seen it in Loblaws.

    1. Kagemusha Aug 27, 2006 08:39 PM

      Any large Loblaws should have it.

      1. TexasToast Aug 27, 2006 10:55 PM

        Yep, Bird's Eye is what came to mind here as well!


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          maryfran Aug 27, 2006 11:08 PM

          I just saw some at the Dominion at Cloverdale this afternoon. I always keep a can handy of Bird's Eye in my pantry.

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            mungia Aug 27, 2006 11:31 PM

            The custard is Bird's.

            Didn't there used to be (maybe still is) a line of frozen foods called Bird's Eye?

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              TexasToast Aug 27, 2006 11:37 PM

              There did indeed, named after founder Clarence Birdseye no less!


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              Crepes Suzette Aug 28, 2006 03:17 AM

              Another brand like Bird's is Horne's Custard Powder. I haven't bought any in a while, but it used to be widely available in supermarkets.

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