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Custard vs. Flummery

Difference Between Custard and Flummery

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Custard

Custard is a variety of culinary preparations based on sweetened milk, cheese, or cream cooked with egg or egg yolk to thicken it, and sometimes also flour, corn starch, or gelatin. Depending on the recipe, custard may vary in consistency from a thin pouring sauce (crème anglaise) to the thick pastry cream (crème pâtissière) used to fill éclairs.
Mar 21, 2022

Flummery

Flummery is a starch-based, sweet, soft dessert pudding known to have been popular in Britain and Ireland from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries. The word has also been used for other semi-set desserts.
Mar 21, 2022

Custard

A dessert or sweet sauce made with milk and eggs, or milk and a proprietary powder.
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Flummery

Meaningless or deceptive language; humbug.
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Custard

A dish consisting of milk, eggs, flavoring, and sometimes sugar, boiled or baked until set.
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Flummery

Any of several soft, sweet, bland foods, such as custard.
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Custard

A type of sauce made from milk and eggs (and usually sugar, and sometimes vanilla or other flavourings) and thickened by heat, served hot poured over desserts, as a filling for some pies and cakes, or cold and solidified; also used as a base for some savoury dishes, such as quiches, or eaten as a stand-alone dessert; egg custard.
Mar 21, 2022

Flummery

A sweet gelatinous pudding made by straining boiled oatmeal or flour.
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Custard

A mixture of milk and eggs, sweetened, and baked or boiled.
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Flummery

A soft dessert of stewed, thickened fruit, often mixed with a grain such as rice.
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Custard

Sweetened mixture of milk and eggs baked or boiled or frozen
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Flummery

A custard; any of several bland, gelatinous foodstuffs, usually made from stewed fruit and thickened with oatmeal, cornstarch or flour.
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Flummery

A slightly tart, jelly-like food of Welsh origin, made from extensively boiling oats, then boiling down the liquid extracted from it.
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Flummery

Empty or meaningless talk, especially when used to flatter.
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Flummery

Pretentious trappings, useless ornaments used to impress.
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Flummery

Deceptive or blustering speech.
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Flummery

An expression of contemptuous disbelief.
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Flummery

A light kind of food, formerly made of flour or meal; a sort of pap.
Milk and flummery are very fit for children.
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Flummery

Something insipid, or not worth having; empty compliment; trash; unsubstantial talk of writing.
The flummery of modern criticism.
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Flummery

A bland custard or pudding especially of oatmeal
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Flummery

Meaningless ceremonies and flattery
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