Simple Pastry Cream

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Use this basic pastry cream to fill all kinds of cream puffs, layer cakes, and eclairs.

Simple Pastry Cream
Use this basic pastry cream to fill all kinds of cream puffs, layer cakes, and eclairs.
Yield: makes About 4 cups
Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 9 egg yolks
  • 6 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 6 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 cups milk

Instructions

  1. Whisk sugar, yolks, and cornstarch in a medium saucepan until smooth. Add butter, vanilla, and milk; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, stirring, until custard is thick, 3 to 5 minutes. Pour through a mesh strainer into a bowl; cover surface with plastic wrap. Chill completely.