Lenotre Pastry Cream

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by bmxmama

This is a recipe I was lucky enough to adopt in September 2006 in whirlwind zaar adoption. I haven't made this myself, and as soon as I do I will update the description!

Top Review by Jangomango

The most delicious tasting and delicious looking pastry cream - I could just eat this all up and forget what I was making it for... I used this as a filling for chocolate eclairs. Soooooo good. The real vanilla bean sends it from ordinary to fabulous. I wouldn't dream of changing a molecule of the ingredients or the method.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring milk and vanilla bean to a simmer.
  2. Meanwhile combine sugar, flour and cornstarch in bowl.
  3. Whisk until smooth.
  4. Add yolks and whisk until lump free and smooth.
  5. Temper egg mixture with milk.
  6. Pour egg mixture back into milk.
  7. Cook over medium low heat stirring constantly until it comes to a boil.
  8. Boil for 1 minute.
  9. Off heat stir in butter.
  10. Strain.
  11. Press plastic on top of cream to prevent skin from forming.
  12. Chill thoroughly.

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