Saturday, November 19, 2011

Chocolate Custard Buttercream

I attended a bloggers' lunch today.
It was indeed nice and heartwarming to meet acquainted fellow bloggers as well as new ones.
It was kind and generous of E to open her house for the gathering. Thanks a lot E! And sorry for not staying back to help clean up!
We were all clicking away, capturing the delicious sweets and savouries. I had a great time eating and listening to everyone sharing their baking and travelling experiences etc! (Psssst.... I am a good listener, not much of a conversationalist!) I would have enjoyed further if I hadn't got to leave early. Thanks to all the ladies and the gentleman for the wonderful and delicious grub! Yummy! Yum! Yum!

This is the filling I used for the choux pastry that I made for the bloggers' meet today.
I made a chocolate version instead of a plain vanilla custard.


250ml full cream milk, set aside 2 tablespoons for mixing cornflour
120g sugar

1 tablespoon cornflour
2 eggs

2 tablespoons cocoa powder, mixed with a little hot water to a paste
60g semi-sweet chocolate chips

250g butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Mix cornflour with 2 tablespoons milk.

2. Beat in eggs lightly to mix well before adding cocoa paste.

3. Bring remaining milk and sugar to a boil. Remove from heat and pour in cornflour mixture, stirring all the time to prevent lumps from forming.

4. Cook mixture over low heat, stirring till it starts to bubble. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips and mix well. Cool and then refrigerate.

5. Cream butter till light and fluffly. Add vanilla extract and cooled chocolate custard.

*Chocolate or vanilla custard can be used on its own as a filling.
*To make vanilla custard, omit cocoa powder and chocolate chips.

The Custard


No chocolate coating?


  1. These were awesome, Judy!! Did you notice a little boy who kept coming back for more and more of these :) Kids don't lie... it was that good!! Thanks for taking the time to contribute 2 very delicious dishes.

  2. Hey Judy,

    It was great meeting up with you again. Love your sheperd's pie and cream puffs. Really neat stuff! Will you be posting up the recipe for the sheperd's pie? I am thinking of making it for Xmas. It is one savoury bake I think I can handle.

  3. I live so far away and am always sad when I read about bloggers meeting somewhere,It must be lots of fun:)

  4. My boy loves your sheperd's pie and wanted to ta-bao for his grandpa, though he mistaken it as pizza..keke.

  5. Hi Eelin,
    I love your place, so warm and cosy! Thanks for being a great host! Your cupcakes are good and your snowflakes add class to them!

    Hi ZY,
    Ooooh... I love your cheese cake. It was nicely done. If I weren't that full, I would have eaten a bigger slice!

    Hi Dzoli,
    I had fun meeting my blogging friends! I enjoy meeting people!


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