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Substitution for Custard Powder?

My husband picked up dessert tonight at Kroger and he selected "nanaimo bars" which are tasty indeed. So off to google I went where I found this recipe.

The only question I have is what can I substitute for custard powder? It doesn't seem that a standard custard filling would work, but maybe I'm just not up on my custards.

Any thoughts?

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klwalton
Jun. 19th, 2007 01:07 am (UTC)
Check your grocery store or, if there's one near you, Cost Plus, for Bird's Custard Powder. That's the stuff, and I can't think of a substitute for it in this recipe.

(It's also great made into custard and poured, warm, over fresh or canned fruit. Just sayin'. :))
starrchilde
Jun. 26th, 2007 01:24 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for the information on the Custard Powder and information on where to find it. I'm hoping to find an alternative to buying a premade ingredient, but if that doesn't pan out I'll definitely check into it. :o}
klwalton
Jun. 19th, 2007 01:09 am (UTC)
Looks like there's a Cost Plus in Louisville.
inverse_spiral
Jun. 19th, 2007 02:17 am (UTC)
Perhaps you could sub in some cornflour (for texture) and vanilla (for flavour). It would possibly taste the same-ish, but might not be as yellow.
starrchilde
Jun. 26th, 2007 01:24 am (UTC)
Cornflour is the same as corn starch, correct?
metamorphage
Jun. 19th, 2007 02:47 am (UTC)
Oh man, those are just about pure butter. So good. Especially in BC.
kastinkerbell
Jun. 19th, 2007 02:50 am (UTC)
Custard powder should also be in the aisle with pudding and jello boxes. If they don't have that, I would try subbing vanilla pudding (the cooking variety).
starrchilde
Jun. 26th, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)
I was hoping to avoid a premade product, but if I'm not able I'll definitely check it out, thank you!
ladyofshalott74
Jun. 19th, 2007 04:13 am (UTC)
Most nanaimo bar recipes I've seen use custard powder & vanilla pudding powder interchangeably.
starrchilde
Jun. 26th, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)
Thank you - I was just hoping to avoid using a premade ingredient (such as pudding, etc) but if all else fails I'll definitely check into it.
niamh1
Jun. 19th, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC)
I looooove nanaimo bars!
If custard powder is not in the aisle with pudding mixes try the international aisle. I have seen it with the British import stuff.
starrchilde
Jun. 26th, 2007 01:26 am (UTC)
Re: I looooove nanaimo bars!
Thank you - I was just hoping to avoid using a premade ingredient (such as pudding, etc) but if all else fails I'll definitely check into it.
refined_mirages
Jun. 20th, 2007 01:06 am (UTC)
Custard powder is cornstarch and vanilla flavoring. I have a container of it in my pantry which I bought at the local Middle Eastern/International market. Custard powder is very popular in the Middle East. A good substitute is organic slow-cooking pudding mix however the mix does have sugar in it and custard powder does not.
starrchilde
Jun. 26th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)
Would you happen to have any idea on approximate ratios if I were to try to create this on my own at home? I'd much rather not have to purchase a mix of some sort if I can make it reasonably well without it. Thanks!
refined_mirages
Jun. 26th, 2007 03:26 am (UTC)
I'd used 2 scant tablespoons of cornstarch and a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. It won't be as yellow as it would be if you used actual custard powder since it does have some colorant to it but you can always add a very small amount of tumeric, saffron or yellow food coloring.
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