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French Pastry Cream (Creme Patisserie)

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Ingredients
  Flour 3 Tablespoon
  Sugar 6 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), cold
  Milk 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), scalded
  Egg yolks 4 , slightly beaten
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
Directions

1. Thoroughly blend flour, sugar, and salt in the top of a double boiler. Add the cold milk, stirring well. Gradually, stir in scalded milk. Bring to boiling over direct heat, stirring constantly; cook 2 minutes.
2. Set over boiling water. Vigorously stir about 3 tablespoons of hot mixture into egg yolks. Immediately blend into mixture in double boiler. Cook over simmering water 3 to 5 minutes; stir slowly to keep mixture cooking evenly.
3. Remove from heat and strain into a bowl. Stir in vanilla extract. Cover and cool. Chill.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Chilling
Interest: 
Everyday

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2 Comments

Anonymous's picture
what are the skill for making this?
Culinary.Crack.a.Jack's picture
Honestly speaking, you just need patience to make this. You might even be successful in the first attempt. Just don't rush into it. If you do not succeed, then try it again. Once you make it, this is a piece of cake. Let us know, how it went!