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Mint Custard

Sauces - Pouring

Sweet white sauce flavoured with mint and often coloured very bright green. An accompaniment for School Dinner puddings such as a Chocolate Concrete.


Becky Thorn's 2008 'School Dinner: Recipes and Reminiscences of the Good, the Bad and the Spotted Dick' has;"What a pity today's children are denied the full day-glo experience of fluorescent green mint custard that used to accompany this culinary masterpiece."

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300 mls Milk
20 grms Cornflour
2 Tbsp Caster Sugar
Peppermint Extract
Green Food Colouring

1.Measure 300mls milk into a jug
2.In a small bowl mix together the sugar and cornflour and several tablespoons of the milk to make a smooth paste.
3.Place the milk in a pan and add the cornflour and sugar paste. Stir well to combine and slowly bring to the boil stirring all the time.
4.As the mixture thickens add the peppermint extract to taste and add the food colouring.

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