American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A dish consisting of milk, eggs, flavoring, and sometimes sugar, boiled or baked until set.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A compound of eggs and milk, sweetened, and baked or boiled.
- n. uncountable A type of sauce made from milk and eggs (and usually sugar, and sometimes vanilla or other flavourings) and thickened by heat, served hot poured over desserts, as a filling for some pies and cakes, or cold and solidified; also used as a base for some savoury dishes, such as quiches.
- n. countable Any particular variety of custard.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A mixture of milk and eggs, sweetened, and baked or boiled.
- n. sweetened mixture of milk and eggs baked or boiled or frozen
- Alteration of croustade. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English crustade, custard, a pie with a crust, probably from Old Provençal croustado; see croustade. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“-- The custard given in the accompanying recipe is commonly known as _boiled custard_, but this is in no sense a correct name, for the custard at no time reaches the boiling point.”
“Custard pie -- custard pie," she sang, softly, yet unctuously, as she stirred and mingled the materials before her; "custard pie -- _custard_ pie.”
“Btw, do you need to add vanilla extract again since the custard is already vanilla flavoured?”
“Sitaphal (which is what we call custard apple) ice-cream is a great Gujarati dish.”
“However, if you make a plum or rhubarb or apple crumble, this kind of custard is what you should pour over it, hot.”
“But what we saw when Mr. Murdoch was hauled before the British Parliament earlier this week was a doddery old man who had to lean on his son for guidance, a man happy to say sorry but apparently unable to answer any detailed questions about the hacking affair, a man battered not just by our Parliamentarians but by a member of the public who managed to thrust what we call a custard pie into his face.”
“The custard is the egg and milk mixture that the bread soaks in, and this one almost has more bread than custard.”
“Reduce heat to low and cook, whisking constantly, until custard is thickened about 2 minutes, but do not let mixture boil.”
“The pudding-thick rhubarb custard is assertively tart, but soothed by sweet, fluffy billows of whip cream and then the slight crunch of strawberry seeds and the gentle pop of blueberries make gentle explosions between your teeth.”
“Spydr331: so hot chocolate custard is custard … and custard hot chocolate is hot chocolate where as hot chocolate custard is flavored to taste like hot chocolate … is custard hot chocolate flavored to taste like custard? im a little lost myself … i may have to check this out”
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The Tale of Custard the Dragon
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