The Bastard Custard Cream
by Cathy for £5.00
31st October 2012
Yes it’s been pimped before. So why have we retraced the steps of other pimpers?
Because the custard cream is a very special biscuit.
And this is a very special pimp.
It’s a super pimp. A super-pimped giant custard cream, a Bastard Cream.
We have improved the lettering on the Bastard Cream by making a special pastry (mixture 2) designed to hold its shape after cooking so avoiding unsightly “spreading” of the lettering during cooking. Mixture 1 makes a super-yummy, yellow, custard flavoured, melt-in-the mouth biscuit to build the sandwich of the Bastard Cream. The cream of the Bastard Cream is made in mixture 3, smooth, vanilla, buttery and utterly yummy.
Mixture 1 The Bastard Cream Biscuit
100 g plain flour
50g caster sugar
50g custard powder
Few drops vanilla
Cream the sugar and margarine
Fold in flour, custard powder and vanilla to form a dough
Leave to rest in the fridge for at least 1hr
Mixture 2 The Bastard Cream Letters
75g caster sugar
1 small egg, beaten
Few drops of vanilla
Pinch of salt
Cream butter and sugar, fold in flour, add eggs and vanilla to form dough
Chill for 1h
Mixture 3 The Bastard Cream Filling
150g Icing sugar
3 Tablespoons custard powder
Cream butter and icing sugar and custard powder
Constructing the Bastard Cream
Photocopy a custard cream
Enlarge the photocopy
Use this as a template to reproduce the very fine moulding pattern of the custard cream.
Now, bake the Bastard Cream sandwich halves
Allow to cool
Place the lettering and moulding onto the top layer
Bake at 200oC for just 5 mins to harden the letters
Complete the Bastard Cream by adding the filling