Very tasty, sweet, thick custard, used in baking :) I'm sure you'll love it.
Recipe from... all over the internet :) basically from the BBC Food (for example http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/pastry_cream_36417) and Martha Steward's idea http://www.marthastewart.com/315510/creme-patissiere
- 6 egg yolks
- 500 ml of milk
- 4 tablespoons of vanilla sugar / 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 100 g of sugar
- 2 tablespoons of flour
- 2 tablespoons of potato starch
- Confectioners' sugar or grounded unsalted butter (50-100g), to prevent skin from forming*
*While using the butter - put it in the freezer, it needs to be frozen to grind it.
- Take a mixer and its bowl. Put egg yolks inside with sugar and beat to obtain a bright fluffy foam (it will take around 5-8 minutes of beating). Add flour and starch and mix only till all the ingredients link.
- Take a pot, put milk and vanilla sugar inside, heat till it reaches 100C, stiring from time to time. Turn the heat off.
- Slowly, step by step, add the mixture from the pot to the mixer's bowl, mixing it at the same time. Mix till smooth.
- Put the mixture in the pot and heat again - stiring all the time, cause it will start getting thicker and thicker, like a custard.
- When the creme is ready (thick), turn the heat off. Put the creme in a clean bowl. Sprinkle the top with confectioners' sugar or with grounded cold butter(the butter needs to be frozen)
- Keep in the fridge up to 3 days.
- Bon Appetit :)