How to make easy custard
In my darkest and fat dreams, I always think of pastries filled with custard. So, here I bring you the recipe.
To convince us that this will be an easy recipe, let's keep this in mind: the pastry cream is prepared with only 5 ingredients (at least the recipe of base). They are: sugar, egg, starch (flour or cornstarch), milk and a fifth ingredient for perfuming.
How is the pastry cream easy and economical?
Well, that is what we are going to see now: how to prepare this basic recipe for baking, which is part of so many cakes and desserts.
Homemade custard recipe
Tips for a cream homemade pastry without errors
- The stages of shake are key. If the recipe says that you should not stop beating, well, you should not stop doing it. Another key moment is the incorporation of cornstarch. It is essential that this ingredient is perfectly mixed, or the consistency of the cream will be lumpy.
- Although this is explained in the recipe, I will repeat it. The integration of the mixture of eggs and the other milk mixture should be done little by little (but really, very little by little) and without stopping to stir. If not, there is a significant risk that the egg mixture begins to curdle.
- Some people add butter at the end of the preparation of the cream, to reinforce the texture and flavor. If you want to do it, add a couple of tablespoons right at the end of the recipe, after removing the hot, thick pastry cream from the heat. You just have to make sure you mix what is necessary so that it is perfectly integrated into the cream.
How to perfume the homemade custard?
For this recipe we have used the vanilla extract, but there are other ingredients that can be used to flavor the cream:
- Orange flower extract
- Orange skin gradation
- Grated lemon peel
Pastry cream without milk
There are always those who are not lovers of dairy products, and for we have this variant of the pastry cream recipe.
The secret is quite simple: replace the milk with the same amount of water.
The consistency will not be exactly the same, but It looks pretty good and can be given the same use.Better let's go on cooking, and of course, eat.