Originally Posted by MikeRowesHunny
Custard powder is not the same as your pudding mixes - it MUST be cooked. You can't just add milk and shove it in the fridge to set up. There is no such thing as instant custard (even adding boiling water is 'cooking' it!). Believe me when I say that the nearest equivalent in the UK is Angel Delight. That you DO add milk to and set up in the fridge. It also comes in a variety of flavours (and stores have their own brand equivalents). I have used Angel Delight in cakes where it says pudding miixes and it works perfectly - custard powder is unlikely to work the same way.
Totally agree, powdered custard has to be cooked and is usually eaten hot poured over pudding (just to confuse things further!!). BTW pudding to a Northern English girl is hot and sweet, think steamed sponge pudding, christmas pudding or spotted dick!
I grew up in the UK and moved to Australia via the US so I have fairly good grasp on the lingo of each country, the measurements are incredibly confusing especially as Australia has different cup sizes and even a different sized tablespoon!
But I have to say the one thing that confuses me most on CC is when people use the phrase "tastes just like a Tootsie Roll" - What the hell is a Tootsie roll?????