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Video: Pastry Cream

This sweet, creamy custard is the classic filling for pastries, tarts, and cakes.

 
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See how easy it is to make the sweet, rich custard filling you love to eat in cream puffs, fruit tarts, and cakes. Or you can just enjoy it as classic vanilla pudding. In this video, you’ll see how to heat milk and sugar along with a whole vanilla bean. Watch as egg yolks get whisked together with sugar, and see how to add flour and salt to the mix. Get step-by-step guidance for slowly adding the hot milk into the egg mixture so the eggs don’t “scramble,” and see exactly how to cook it all into a smooth, creamy custard. You’ll also get a great tip for covering and storing the pastry cream/custard/pudding in the fridge. Get the recipe for Kevin Ryan’s Pastry Cream. And if you love creamy desserts like flan and crème brûlée, check out more custard and pudding videos >>

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