Dessert please!

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Dessert is a rare treat and usually happens only if there is an option on a gluten-free menu. And custard is something that I haven’t had in years! Hale & Hearty do a gluten-free and wheat-free custard, so I was delighted to get a chance to try it! I followed the instructions on the pack, which seemed pretty straight-forward. Put 3 tablespoons of custard powder, 6 tbps of milk or a dairy-free alternative and 2-3 tbps of sugar or sweetener into a pan. Stir it all into a smooth paste. Add remainder of pint of milk and stir well. Slowly bring to the boil at medium heat whilst stirring. Reduce the heat and simmer for a minute to desired consistency. Allow custard to stand for a minute before stirring. It sounds very easy. However, I tried cooking the custard twice and it was really runny both times. The second time I cooked it, I tried adding an additional spoon of custard powder to thicken it, but it wasn’t much better. On the plus side, the taste was really great, so I really wished that it did work. I’ll try a third time and see if the consistency is any better.┬áThis custard has no added sugar and real bourbon vanilla pods and the vanilla taste really comes through and is very tasty. This custard is wheat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar free and GMO free. Hale & Hearty do a great range of products, so I will be tasting more and reviewing. Watch this space!

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