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thndersnow Apr 3, 2011 12:08 PM

I have leftover custard from making eclairs yesterday.. about a cup or so. What would you do with it?

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  1. mamachef RE: thndersnow Apr 3, 2011 12:55 PM

    Make about a grand total of 3 cups of fake trifle, by spiking the custard with a small hit of sherry or Madiera, and layering it with cubes of cake and berries, and then I would eat it by myself, apologizing to nobody. : )

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      Jay F RE: mamachef Apr 3, 2011 01:15 PM

      +1. Or else bake one layer of yellow cake and use the custard as a dip.

      My initial reaction: What in the world is "extra custard"?

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        bulavinaka RE: Jay F Apr 3, 2011 02:12 PM

        >>My initial reaction: What in the world is "extra custard"?<<

        +1 on this this! Extra custard never happens around these parts. :) But if that were the case, mamachef's idea scores huge points IMHO.

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          thndersnow RE: Jay F Apr 3, 2011 07:22 PM

          Ha, there simply was no more eclairs to fill, and we had stuffed ourselves full of eclairs! :)

      2. srsone RE: thndersnow Apr 3, 2011 01:01 PM

        squirt some chocolate sauce and some cool whip on top and eat it....

        1. ipsedixit RE: thndersnow Apr 3, 2011 01:02 PM

          ice cream

          1. BernalKC RE: thndersnow Apr 3, 2011 02:01 PM

            If you have a 6" round baking dish, make a half sized crumb crust - graham cracker, ginger snap, chocolate... - then use the custard to make a mini-fruit tart on top.

            [But I'm with Jay F. No such thing as 'extra custard' 'round here.

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              redfish62 RE: thndersnow Apr 3, 2011 02:16 PM

              I would put it in a tupperware type container and take it to a local homeless shelter, it would be a rare treat for them.

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                basketwoman RE: redfish62 Apr 3, 2011 02:19 PM

                That's a great idea, but with only a cup of custard, I'm afraid that would cause a riot. :)

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                  bulavinaka RE: redfish62 Apr 3, 2011 02:34 PM

                  I'd have to agree. Very noble gesture, but we give regularly to a local church that serves a similar function among others, and the items that help them the most by far are basic cooking items. Think of cooking oils, canned goods, etc. They work in large quantities as most institutional places do, and a cup of custard would be impossible to divvy up - they'd work in gallons if they ever did. It warms my heart though that you would think of such a kind thought...

                2. Jay F RE: thndersnow Apr 3, 2011 03:30 PM

                  I went out for breakfast today at one of my favorite restaurants, and they had a strawberry buttermilk pie, which was essentially custard, and I couldn't eat it because I am now diabetic. I was sad.

                  Tonight I'm having meatballs, made with ground turkey and parmigiano-reggiano, among other things, and while they are tasty, I can't stop thinking about custard.

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