So it turns out custard powder is actually vegan. Better yet, I found a custard powder that is completely natural (no nasty artificial colours or flavourings) in my local health food shop.
Once I discovered this, I knew I had to make some custard creams! They’re a classic British biscuit and a particular favourite of mine.
I used the same biscuit base recipe as I did for the Vegan Jammy Dodgers I made a couple of weeks back and even experimented with a gluten-free option which I’m pleased to say tasted really good!
Simply swap the plain flour for gluten-free all purpose flour and making sure the custard powder you’re using doesn’t contain any hidden gluten ingredients.
Worked perfectly… although ideally I would have loved to use this custard cream cookie stamp – how cute is it??
Custard cream filling