Pastry Cream - Review by KMCL1994
AWESOME!!! Really, really good! Ok, DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT, cut the sugar amount in this recipe. It is NOT sweet enough without all the sugar. It's best with the called amount, I've tried both ways, trust me. I didn't need to strain mine, no lumps. I beat the egg/yolks well with the corn starch and constantly mixed the egg and milk mixture while heating..lump free. Great recipe!!!
This is a classic pastry cream often used in bakeries and restaurants. It can be used as a filling for cakes, pies, and breakfast pastries. To make a lighter filling for cream puffs and eclairs, fold in plain whipped cream.
The filling for these diminutive treats is sweet and tart, with a delightful burst of grated lemon rind sweetness. The filling is spooned into 3-inch tart shells, covered with a dollop of meringue, and baked. This recipe yields a dozen.
Crispy peanut butter layer topped with a tempting chocolate layer. Mmmmm.