When my last tin of Bird’s Custard Powder was nearing its use-by date, I scoured the internet looking for different ways to use it up quickly, which is how I found these custard shortbreads....

When my last tin of Bird’s Custard Powder was nearing its use-by date, I scoured the internet looking for different ways to use it up quickly, which is how I found these custard shortbreads....

Home made custard creams. Easily turned into giant custard creams! Maybe add a little milk as was really crumbly and hard to roll out. Custard buttercream was yum though and would be delicious on a banana or apple cupcake

Home made custard creams. Easily turned into giant custard creams! Maybe add a little milk as was really crumbly and hard to roll out. Custard buttercream was yum though and would be delicious on a banana or apple cupcake

A brilliant recipe for making with children,  making classic custard creams in your favourite shapes.

A brilliant recipe for making with children, making classic custard creams in your favourite shapes.

Honey Lemon Pots De Creme:  These would be the perfect comfort food pick-me-up if you were nursing a cold or sore throat.

Honey Lemon Pots De Creme: These would be the perfect comfort food pick-me-up if you were nursing a cold or sore throat.

My baking instructor in culinary school described pastry cream as "the most outrageously decadent pudding you will ever eat" — and she's totally right. While I could certainly eat it by the spoonful, pastry cream is really intended as a filling for things like cream puffs, éclairs, and Boston cream cupcakes. Here's how to make it at home.

My baking instructor in culinary school described pastry cream as "the most outrageously decadent pudding you will ever eat" — and she's totally right. While I could certainly eat it by the spoonful, pastry cream is really intended as a filling for things like cream puffs, éclairs, and Boston cream cupcakes. Here's how to make it at home.

Crème Brûlée – Perfect Portion For Two! A beautifully caramelized top is cracked to reveal a creamy custard!

Crème Brûlée – Perfect Portion For Two! A beautifully caramelized top is cracked to reveal a creamy custard!

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