I had a sudden whim to do something with the ripe strawberries we bought the other day. I was really running out of time and thought I would make custard and use the fruits as garnish.
Mind you, this recipe is easy since I used custard powder and didn’t make custard from scratch.
You will need:
- Custard Powder – Available in supermarkets. I actually bought an Indian brand from an Indian grocery store.
- Prepare custard as per box instructions. The brand I used needed just 2 tbsp custard powder and 1/4 cup sugar for half a liter (17 fl oz.) milk. This gave me 3 servings of custard.
- While the custard is cooling, macerate the strawberries as follows.
- Chop up the strawberries. Add sugar and mix well. I used around two-third of a pound bag of strawberries and 6 heaping teaspoons of sugar. The sugar needed really depends on the sweetness of the berries.
- Let the strawberries sit for at least half an hour, till juices are released. Mmm…yum!
- To serve, pour the cooled custard into bowls, scoop as much strawberries on top as you like and drizzle the strawberry juice on top.
- Enjoy a fun and easy dessert!
The custard can be chilled in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving. But really, who has the patience to do that, right? The fact that I used custard powder makes this dessert extremely easy for a weeknight. Also, the amount of berries and sugar needed really depends on personal taste.
So, go on and macerate them berries and have a fun, light dessert!