Pastry cream

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Title:

Pastry cream
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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup corn-starch
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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Difficulty:

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Level II

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Preparation:

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5 minutes

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Cooking:

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35 minutes
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Tools:

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Saucepan, Cup, Medium bowl, Whisk, Heat-proof container, Plastic wrap
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For how many people?

people

X 6

Preparation steps

  1. In a heavy saucepan, stir together the milk and 1/4 cup of sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and egg. Stir together the remaining sugar and corn-starch; then stir them into the egg until smooth. When the milk comes to a boil, drizzle it into the bowl in a thin stream while mixing so that you do not cook the eggs. Return the mixture to the saucepan, and slowly bring to a boil, stirring constantly so the eggs don’t curdle or scorch on the bottom.
  3. When the mixture comes to a boil and thickens, remove from the heat. Stir in the butter and vanilla, mixing until the butter is completely blended in. Pour into a heatproof container and place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate until chilled before using.

tips

Grandmother tips: Replace vanilla extract by vanilla bean!



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