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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:31 pm    Post subject: Birds Custard powder  Reply with quote

In 1837, Alfred Bird, a chemist in Birmingham developed custard powder for his wife Elizabeth, who was allergic to eggs and couldn't eat conventional custard.

He also invented baking powder, which, used as a raising agent, enabled the troops in the Crimean war to have a raised bread.

His company was the first to distribute promotional calenders.

Fancy that!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can't beat a drop of custard.....
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

samuria wrote:
can't beat a drop of custard.....
On a nice apple pie
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

horace wrote:
samuria wrote:
can't beat a drop of custard.....
On a nice apple pie


that's the best of all  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:23 am    Post subject: Re: Birds Custard powder Reply with quote

Seabird wrote:
In 1837, Alfred Bird, a chemist in Birmingham developed custard powder for his wife Elizabeth, who was allergic to eggs and couldn't eat conventional custard.

He also invented baking powder, which, used as a raising agent, enabled the troops in the Crimean war to have a raised bread.

His company was the first to distribute promotional calenders.

Fancy that!

Very interesting
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How many of us make 'proper' custard....or are we all going to 'fess up to using custard powder?  I only make proper custard on special occasions.  In fact my Dad always insisted on having bread and butter pudding made with Birds custard!  A step too far really, but we humoured him as he got older.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i make our's with birds custard powder.
not the instant or tinned rubbish. never made it from scratch though, but my nan use to, all i remember was when she added the vanilla the smell was great
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't know birds could make custard  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mad-mel wrote:
I didn't know birds could make custard  


I dont see why not because they make good nest soups.  

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yorkshire Geordie wrote:
Mad-mel wrote:
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I dont see why not because they make good nest soups.  

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