Hi everyone and welcome to the GialloZafferano kitchen. I'm Sonia and today we'll be preparing pastry custard -- one of the condiments most used in the kitchen for filling desserts


Sugar 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Vanilla pod/Lemon zest 1 Small
Flour 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Eggs yolk 6
Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs) , divided



1. In a medium size pot pour the 1 cup of milk and the score vanilla pod.

2. Bring the milk to a soft boil, turn off the heat once soft boil appears, let the milk to cool and absorb the aroma of the vanilla.

3. In a bowl combine egg yolks and sugar and beat them together using a whisk, add flour and whisk again and finally add the remaining 1 cup of milk, whisk everything well.

4. Remove the vanilla pod from the cooled milk and add the egg mixture, cook the custard on low heat until the custard thickens.

5. Once done transfer the custard in a smaller container and to prevent the surface from drying cover it with plastic wrap.

6. Let the custard cool in the refrigerator before serving.


7. Serve the custard with your choice of topping after a hearty meal.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 230Calories from Fat 59

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g10.8%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 37 mg1.54%

Total Carbohydrates 38 g12.7%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 29 g

Protein 6 g12%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet