Yellow, creamy, fragrant and extremely inviting: our Easy and Quick Pastry Cream is a treat for the eyes and the palate. This amazing Creme Patisserie (Vanilla Pastry Cream) can be used to fill a variety of desserts like profiteroles, eclairs, cakes or fruit tarts among the others.
The Classic Pastry Cream is prepared with milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla and then, depending on the recipes, there are those who use or do not use flour and those who use corn, rice or wheat starches. Our version is the result of several trials and experiments and represents in our opinion the Best Custard. A velvety, delicate cream with an unmistakable flavor that is an inseparable companion to Tartlets, Fruit Tarts, Sponge Bread, Short Crust Pastry and Bignets of all kinds.
If you want to prepare a gluten free version, you can use just corn starch and you’ll get a gluten free custard cream. If you want a dairy-free version of the pastry cream, you can instead replace milk with another plant based drink like almond, coconut, soy or cashew milk.
The Pastry Cream Recipe does not present many difficulties, but there are a few tricks to succeed in obtaining a smooth, shiny and richly flavored cream. In the Crema Pasticciera “base” the flavors that embellish its flavor are exclusively lemon zest and Vanilla bean, but you can also add to taste other ingredients with which to flavor and characterize it such as coffee, a liqueur or cocoa to obtain a tasty Chocolate Custard.