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    • booter
    • By booter 16th May 12, 12:05 AM
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    • 16th May 12, 12:05 AM
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    • 16th May 12, 12:05 AM
    Why buy blancmange mix at all - it's just cornflour and flavouring. Add milk and sugar to a pan, make up a cornflour mix like you would with blancmange (mix to a paste with a bit of milk) and add to the milk/sugar to thicken. Then add either strawberry or raspberry (or mint, vanilla, orange, almond, lemon....??) flavouring and a drop of food colour (just to make it look right) This is how I make my mint custard for my chocolate "concrete" and strawberry custard for shortcake Flavourings are on offer at the mo at Asda for 2 for 1
    http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/Shopping/FindProducts.aspx?Query=food+flavouring&Store=ASDA
    HTH
  • PasturesNew
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    • 16th May 12, 12:13 AM
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    • 16th May 12, 12:13 AM
    Morrisons do an instant strawberry custard, 3 for 1 last time I was in there. I tried it - didn't rate it that much to be honest... but thought I'd mention it exists.

    Years ago I used chocolate blancmange to make: a base of biscuit/melted butter (like cheesecake), then a layer of sliced bananas, then the chocolate blancmange. Put that in the fridge to set - and just before serving put Chocolate Buttons across the top.
  • shudd1967
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    • 16th May 12, 9:50 AM
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    • 16th May 12, 9:50 AM
    Thank you both! I feel more calories about to be consumed!!
    Aim to win in 2013 - a holiday somewhere nice, New York break, treats for family & friends & some cash would be lovely!!!
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