Originally Posted by jasonr
Nothing about that recipe sounds basic or normal. What is custard powder?
Custard powder is just that, powdered custard that you mix with liquid to make a custard (birds brand comes to mind if your from england).
As for your recipe mattymoo, since you havent added salt (and there is no salt in egg whites aka basic meringue, and no salt in corn flour that I know of, it must be your baking soda as you mentioned. Maybe try baking powder instead of baking soda.