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

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  1. 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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    1. re: mamachef

      +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"?

      1. re: Jay F

        >>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.

        1. re: Jay F

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

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

        1. ice cream

          1. 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.

            1. 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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              1. re: redfish62

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

                1. re: redfish62

                  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. 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.