Mrs P loves herself a custard square. When it comes to bakery items, she has a formidable ability to resist the charms of all manner of pastry or bread based sweet goods. All bets are off when custard square is on offer though. So it was a soft sell when a trip to Target Thai Takeaways led us by Kit Bakery next door.
This particular example, on this particular day (our last trip to Kit Bakery was far more to Mrs P’s satisfaction) won’t break the sound barrier or take you to any dizzying heights. The custard in the middle was far too non-descript. Still, it was an enjoyable ride. Custard thick enough to hold Han Solo in suspended animation until Princess Leia can free him, thin, and flaky pastry that will hold up the whole structure but not so much that the custard squishes out the side before the pastry parts (Kit Bakery shows below how this is done).
What really clinches this version of the custard square, in my personal opinion, is the vanilla icing that swoops down on your palate right at the end of the mouthful. I think if these bakers went less for the yellow food colouring, and more for a richer custard flavour, they’d an undeniable gem on their hands.
Share on a little bread plate after you’ve already had too much to eat.
Back to Target Thai Takeaways today. A couple of notes:
Chicken Burger trumps beef burger every time. Juicy pieces of chicken instead of a pre made patty has to be the way to go.
I’ve got a lot of time for a shop that serves crinkle cut fries to this standard. Light and crispy on the outside, nice and fluffy on the inside. The seasoning is likewise light, but I enjoy having the opportunity to put my own fries accoutrements to use.