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Why put custard powder in baked cheesecake?

Posted by helen 
Why put custard powder in baked cheesecake?
January 25, 2018 10:26PM
Daisy asked me to make a specific cheesecake for her birthday and aside from me grumbling about 60g melted butter to 1 packet of biscuit crumbs (I increased it to 90g), I wondered what custard powder would do to cheesecake that would be beneficial? The recipe had 2 egg yolks and 2 full eggs which is plenty to help set the mixture so why would you add custard powder?
Any thoughts?
Re: Why put custard powder in baked cheesecake?
January 25, 2018 10:33PM
As far as I know custard powder is just cornflour with colouring and a synthetic vanilla flavouring. I guess in the cheesecake the cornflour stabilises the mixture and the flavouring reminds people of Bird's Custard.
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