Heavenly Pastry Cream Secret Recipe

Unlock the mystery of creating the perfect, velvety pastry cream with this secret recipe. Follow these simple steps and indulge in a heavenly treat that will elevate your desserts to new heights.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the milk over medium heat until it reaches a gentle simmer. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar, egg yolks, cornstarch, vanilla extract, and salt until smooth and well combined.
  3. Slowly pour the warm milk into the egg mixture, whisking constantly to prevent the eggs from scrambling.
  4. Once combined, pour the mixture back into the saucepan and return to medium heat. Cook, whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon, about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Remove the saucepan from heat and strain the pastry cream through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean bowl to remove any lumps.
  6. Cover the surface of the pastry cream with plastic wrap, pressing it directly onto the surface to prevent a skin from forming.
  7. Allow the pastry cream to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until completely chilled and set.
  8. Once chilled, give the pastry cream a good stir before using it to fill pastries, cakes, or tarts. Enjoy the creamy decadence of this secret recipe!

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