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Woman shares fried custard recipe and with a cheesy twist
This simple recipe only calls for six ingredients that are probably already sitting in the kitchen.
Cherie Gozon
09.28.21

Custard or pudding? Is there any difference?

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Custard and pudding are close cousins that are often mistaken for one another.

Pudding is a dessert made out of a cream-based mixture and cooked with starch that helps thicken it. On the other hand, custard is a sweet treat made of milk, eggs, and sugar.

The difference between the two is the starch in the pudding.

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But is it possible to be both? Sure, it can be. You can turn your custard (which is basically a cream-based mixture) into a pudding by adding starch to it.

But this custard pudding recipe gives you an exciting twist by adding some cheese.

It’s so simple, you can easily find the ingredients at home:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 ¼ tbsp corn starch
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • 4-5 drops vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 slice of cheese (preferably cheddar)
  • 1 tbsp butter

Place a pan on top of the stove as you prepare the first few ingredients.

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Mix the egg yolk, sugar, and salt. Stir until they’re blended well. Add the corn starch and vanilla extract, though the latter is optional.

You can use other starches, but this will create a different texture, so substitute it wisely.

Pour in the milk and stir all ingredients until there are no more lumps.

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Then, turn on the stove and set to low heat. Continue stirring so the mixture won’t burn.

Note that this will also solidify fast, so it’s better to stir constantly for a better texture.

Add a slice of cheddar cheese once the mixture starts to warm up.

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Adding the cheese is also optional, but this is what gives your custard pudding a nice twist. It adds a salty and cheesy taste to an otherwise sweet treat.

Again, stir constantly, especially at this rate when it starts to lump up.

Turn off the heat when it starts to bubble.

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This means that the pan is getting too hot, and there might be a danger of burning the custard.

Just make sure that your mixture is without any lumps and has a smooth, creamy texture.

Place the custard mixture into a container.

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Use a spatula to spread it across the container and even it up. Give it a little shake and tap to make sure it is compact in there and without any bubbles.

Refrigerate for two hours.

After two hours, take it out of the fridge.

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You can see how solid (and wiggly) your custard pudding has become. Slice this slab of pudding into even square pieces. These are already good to eat. However, you can always add a nice crunch by frying it.

Place the butter in a pan and set to low heat.

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Fry the custard pieces until they’re golden brown on both sides. Alternatively, you can bake them or use an air fryer.

Add melted butter on top and bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes at 350 ℉ or a preheated air fryer for 10 minutes at the same temperature.

Here’s a nice tip from one YouTube viewer who tried the recipe.

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They added brown sugar while frying both sides of the custard. The result is a lovely caramelized layer that adds a bitter-sweet layer of flavor to it.

Enjoy your lovely dessert!

Get the full details in the video tutorial below!

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By Cherie Gozon
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Cherie Gozon is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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