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French Pastry Cream (Creme Patisserie)

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  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

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.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 988 Calories from Fat 279

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 31 g47.8%

Saturated Fat 14.2 g71.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 785.5 mg261.8%

Sodium 1179.9 mg49.2%

Total Carbohydrates 151 g50.3%

Dietary Fiber 1.2 g4.9%

Sugars 114.8 g

Protein 29 g57.4%

Vitamin A 26.5% Vitamin C

Calcium 59.7% Iron 21.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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!
French Pastry Cream (Creme Patisserie) Recipe