One of my favourite local shops is our local bakery, Flour & Chocolate. Conveniently located over the road from our PO box, I find myself there far more than my wheat-disliking body would like.
My favourite item to purchase is the bagel, usually purchased in dozen lots and frozen so I have them on hand. As you do.
I also absolutely adore their sourdough, in particular the one with caraway seed. Alas, it is only baked on weekends. Still, it’s a good excuse for a walk. Recently I have also fallen in love with the fruit and nut sourdough. So filled with dried figs, apricots, walnuts and more, that I actually don’t think it even contains any flour!
Earlier this week I saw that Lachlan (one of the owners) had posted on Facebook that the donut special on Wednesday and Thursday would be mango custard filled donuts.
Now I love mangos more than any other fruit. Sadly, I don’t like donuts. However I was very tempted. And Lachlan didn’t help when he pressed one into my hand when I popped in.
I must say, that mango custard was one of the most sublime foods I have tasted in quite some time. Not too rich. Not too sweet. Perfect in its mango-ness. I licked out the custard, took one bite of the donut bit and gave the rest of the donut to hubby. Who almost swooned.
The custard then spent the next two days calling out to me. Melll. Make me… You know you want to0000….
Luckily I had a tray of mangoes, many of which had coincidentally peaked in ripeness. Fate was calling me. Well, temptation was.
Thanks to my Thermomix, it was ridiculously easy to make.
by Mel Kettle, The cook’s notebook
What you need:
- 1 ripe mango, flesh removed (about 200g mango flesh)
- 30-60g sugar
- 1tbs cornflour (made from corn, not wheaten cornflour)
- 2 eggs
- 400g full-cream milk (don’t use skim or semi-skim. You can use soy milk for a dairy free option)
What you do:
- place the sugar in the Thermomix and mill 10 sec/speed 9. Remove and set aside
- place the mango flesh in the Thermomix and turn to puree 15 sec/slowly turning the dial to speed 6, then 5 sec/speed 6
- add the remaining ingredients (sugar, cornflour, eggs, milk) and cook 7 min/90c/speed 4.
Once it’s cooked, pop it in the Thermoserver to keep it warm (with the lid on) or put it in another bowl and cover with plastic wrap (this prevents a skin from forming), cool and place in fridge.
Eat on its own or with fruit or granola or use it in a tart.
To make it thicker, add another 1/2 tbs of cornflour.
How do you like your custard?