Fascinating Facts About Custard
A bowl full of custard…!!! A sweet dessert and what can we get better than fruity custard. Enjoy fascinating facts about custard with your tasty pool of fruity dessert.
1. Vanilla custard has been around since the Middle Ages, and was traditionally used as a pie filling.
2. Today, custard is an important component in many dessert recipes including éclairs, trifle, and Boston cream pie.
3. August 17th is National Vanilla Custard Day.
4. The name “custard” derives from “croustade”, which refers to the crust in which the dish was baked.
5. Vanilla Custard also can be called by many names including crème pâtissière, stirred custard, boiled custard, soft custard, light custard or creme anglaise and even flan.
6. Frozen custard is a cold dessert similar to ice cream.
7. The most custard eaten in three minutes is 5.44 kg (12 lb) and was achieved by Molly Schuyler (USA) at the Dish Nation / Kidd Kraddick Studios in Irving, TX, USA, on 25 April 2014.
8. The largest custard slice weighs 804.11 kg (1,772.76 lb) and was achieved by Dulwich Bakery (Australia) in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, on 3 July 2016. It measured 1.94 m (6 ft 4.38 in) by 6.04 m (19 ft 9.79 in) and had a depth of 5,5 cm (2.17 in).
9. The world record for the largest custard pie fight is 253 people gathering to throw 648 pies in a matter of minutes. The record was achieved in Colchester, Essex, UK on 13 august 2009.
10. In the 17th century, fruit creams became popular and it was about this time that custards began to be made in individual dishes or bowls rather than as fillings for a crust.