During dinner I was trying to think of something I could 'whip up' for dessert, in the Thermomix. After all, we were eating a meal I made in the fry pan!!! I thought of the TMS custard recipe (pg 155 'Everyday Cooking... for every family'), which was done at the demo as a 'lemon custard' and wondered if I could do it with Carob. Something edging close to chocolate custard... but let's be honest; carob is NOT chocolate. Never will be. The result was a custard similar in texture to those custard cups you can buy in the supermarket fridge dessert section.
- 60 - 100 g sugar to taste (I used 75g)
- 15g carob powder
- 2 eggs
- 500g milk
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 40g cornflour
- White chocolate buttons (no flavouring etc)
- Place sugar and carob in TMX bowl and pulverise for 20 seconds on Speed 9
- Scrape down and add remaining ingredients
- Cook for 7 minutes at 90 deg on Speed 4.
- Once custard has cooked to your desired consistency, serve immediately
Well, the kids all just loved it. In fact, they loved it so much they had seconds.... then it was too rich and they couldn't finish their 2nd lot. As i was eating I thought the carob was a bit too bitter and so I popped a white chocolate button into it. It melted and that made it much creamier. Another button was even better. The kids loved this addition as well.
Next time I think I'll put in more vanilla? Perhaps less sugar, it was very sweet. And will definitely stir those white chocolate buttons through the whole lot, right before serving.
26/01/11 I have just changed the carob down from 20g to 15g. It made it so yummy! Also I put in 8 white-choc buttons in the final mixing stages. It was smooth, creamy and delish!! No bitterness or anything. Mmmmmmmmm