Pastry cream is a staple in many desserts. I know I use and make it a lot. This pastry cream isn't as sweet which is great to balance out some other desserts. This pastry cream (along with another variation) was used in Delicious Phyllo Dough Squares
and Pumpkin Pie Eclairs
. This cream's main ingredient is eggs instead of sugar so it is much healthier. Simple "Any Kind of Dessert" Pastry Cream is great for all dessert and easy to make too.
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Step 1: Ingredients
To make this yummy pastry cream, you'll need:
1 cup of milk
1/4 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons of cornstarch
2 tablespoons of butter
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
Some equipment you need:
a wooden spoon
some mixing bowls
Step 2: Adding the Ingredients
Combine the cup of milk with half the sugar (1/8 cup) in a saucepan. Bring this mixture to a boil. Stir constantly to keep the bottom from burning.
Step 3: Mixing the Other Ingredients
In a separate bowl, mix together the rest of the sugar, 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, and the 2 eggs. Be sure to check that the mixture is smooth and there are no cornstarch pieces.
Step 4: Boiling
Slowly add the egg mixture into the saucepan while stirring. Bring this mixture to a full boil until the mixture starts coming together. Quickly remove it from the heat.
Step 5: Add Some Flavoring
Add the vanilla or any other flavoring you want to use. This is also the time where you add the butter. Stir until the butter is melted and your finished with the pastry cream!