Custard represents a variety of culinary preparations varying in thickness based on the amount of custard powder or egg is used. Custard is mainly used in preparing deserts, either as its own dish or as a filling or topping for other items. You can also use it as baby food.
Well, preparing custard is though not a difficult task, many times it's not done rightly just because you either didn't know the right proportions or the time line required. Preparing custard on stove is comparatively popular method, however, it's worth knowing how to prepare it in microwave, so you can always have an alternate!
The following guide details how to make custard using custard powder (such as Bird's) in your microwave. Although the process is relatively simple, there are certain things to be kept in mind and tips that are both useful and practical.
Utensils: a microwave safe dish
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Serving Size: 1
Ingredients: milk (1 cup), custard powder (1 generous a.k.a. heaping tablespoon) & sugar (3 teaspoons)
Mix it Up
In a large enough microwave safe dish mix all of the ingredients well. Make sure that the mixture is fully stirred. Since, custard powder sticks when you pour a liquid on it, so make sure by checking the bottom of the the bowl that it's not sticking there.
Place the dish in the microwave and set to high for 2 minutes. Once done, stir the custard ingredients well. It's always good to preheat the microwave for a minute, but it's OK, if it's not!
4, 1 at a time
Use 1 minute increments to continue to heat the custard, stirring between each minute. It may take up to 4 minutes to fully heat and get the right consistency. If your ideal custard is thinner, you may only need to use 2-3 increments.