Custard creams

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Oats in the North, Wheat from the South: The history of British Baking, savoury and sweet

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2020

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Custard creams are sandwich biscuits decorated with a baroque pattern and a custard-like filling, a very popular treat in the UK. In 1837, Birmingham pharmacist Alfred Bird developed the recipe for Bird’s egg-free custard powder for his wife because she was allergic to eggs.

The baroque pattern is achieved by pushing a piece of lace or something similar into the dough.