Cakes & Patisserie

Delicious Pastry Cream

pastry cream

Delicious pastry cream is a very easily doable at home dessert cream used for filling for cakes, papal cream cake, pastries using custard fillings, cream puffs, éclairs etc.

To make this super easy, super simple & incredible delicious pastry filling all we need to do is cook together the milk, sugar, salt, cornstarch & egg yolks and then immediately keep in ice water bath to cool it and set. Yummy pastry cream, try it!

Step-by-Step Easy & Quick Recipe –

Prep Time           Cook Time       Total Time        Yields

05 mins                 15 mins             20 mins             2 cups


Milk – 2 cups

Eggs yolks – 6

Sugar – ¾ cup

Salt – 1 pinch

Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon

Cornstarch – 5 tablespoons


  • In a saucepan add milk, sugar, salt, vanilla extract, cornstarch & egg yolks, mix and bring it to a boil while constantly stirring it. Reduce the heat and keep stirring for another 1 minute.
  • Take off heat and immediately put it into a ice-water bath. Incase lumps are formed then sieve them into a heat proof bowl kept in ice water bath to cool it.
  • You can use hot pastry cream for polish cream cake or else you can cover the surface of the pastry cream with a plastic sheet and put some ice cubes on top to cool it. The bowl containing the hot pastry cream should be already in ice water bath.
  • Once the cream cools down, cover and refrigerate up to 3 days and use as desired.

Note: Delicious pastry cream is ready, use as desired, you will love the taste in any cake or pastry filling of this cream. Enjoy!

Happy Cooking!!

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