Crema pasticcera

Pastry cream

Preparation info

  • Makes about

    1.2 litres

    • Difficulty


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By Tessa Kiros

Published 2003

  • About


  • 1 litre (4 cups) milk
  • 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthways or 1<


Put the milk into a saucepan with the vanilla and bring it to the boil.

Whip the yolks in a bowl with the sugar until pale and creamy.

Add the sifted flour and whisk to incorporate. Just before the milk comes to the boil, remove it from the heat. Add a ladleful of the hot milk to the yolk mixture, whisking continuously. Slowly incorporate all the milk, then return all the mixtur