French Pastry Cream

Recipe by Gingerbee
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READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
YIELD: 2 3/4 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a medium saucepan, heat 2 cups milk to boiling.
  • While milk is heating, whisk egg yolks, sugar and remaining 1/4 cup milk.
  • Whisk in cornstarch and flour until smooth.
  • Temper the egg mixture by slowly whisking in about 1/3 of the heated milk, then whisking in the remaining milk.
  • Return mixture to saucepan and cook over medium-high heat until mixture thickens and boils.
  • Whisk constantly.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla or other flavorings.
  • Pour into a bowl, press plastic wrap on the surface to prevent a skin from forming and cool to room temperature before chilling for at least 2 hours.
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