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Today Is National Chocolate Custard Day

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National Chocolate Custard Day is celebrated each year on May 3rd.

Custard is made by blending eggs with milk or cream and heating the mixture either on the stove or in the oven. There are a variety of custards with consistencies ranging from a thin liquid like a creme Anglaise to a firm creme brulee.

Chocolate custards are delicious on their own or can be fillings in eclairs, creme puffs, tarts, pies and cakes.

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Enjoy this tried and true Chocolate Custard Cups recipe.

From Foodimentary

Interesting Food Facts about Chocolate Custard
  1. Due to the fact that it is a very fine organic powder, custard powder is EXPLOSIVE!
  2. Custard is a variety of culinary preparations based on a cooked mixture of milk or cream and egg yolk.
  3. Depending on how much egg or thickener is used, custard may vary in consistency from a thin pouring sauce (crème anglaise), to a thick pastry cream used to fill éclairs.
  4. The most common custards are used as desserts or dessert sauces and typically include sugar and vanilla.
  5. Custard bases may also be used for quiches and other savory foods.
Fun Fact:

Frozen Custard must contain at least 10% butterfat and 1.4% egg yolk. Frozen Custard achieves its creaminess through a production process that produces less air (“overrun”) and fewer ice crystals than traditional ice cream.

Some people believe that Cussy, the god of Custard, will provide them with endless wealth and wisdom provided they have at least a bowl of salted custard everyday

A Swedish restaurant used to take the skin off custard that had been left for too long and sold it to customers as their “Speciality pancake.” Surprisingly, nobody complained about it. In fact, the restaurant’s “Speciality pancakes” were their most popular dessert.

 

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