Dessert

PASTRY CREAM

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Ingredients

  • Makes 2 and 1/2 cups:
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 tablespoons corn starch
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 large egg yolks, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Instructions

1

In a saucepan, bring milk and salt to a simmer over medium heat.

2

In the meantime, combine the sugar, corn starch, cream and egg yolks in a large bowl and whisk together for a few minutes until thick and pale yellow.

3

Slowly, pour the hot milk in the egg mixture one ladle full at a time while whisking.

4

Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and cook over low heat, whisking constantly until thickened.

5

Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla extract. Whisk well.

6

Strain the pastry cream into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap.

7

Refrigerate until cold.

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