Basic Vanilla Pastry Cream

Our Cream Puff Doughnuts have no yeast, so you don't have to wait for any rises! Paired with an amazing basic vanilla pastry cream.

Basic Vanilla Pastry Cream

Ingredients:
  1. 1 cup whole milk
  2. ½ cup heavy cream
  3. 4 large egg yolks
  4. ½ cup granulated sugar
  5. 3½ tablespoons cornstarch
  6. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  7. 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Directions:
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup milk, egg yolks, 1/4 cup sugar, and cornstarch. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan add remaining milk, cream and sugar. Bring the mixture to a light simmer.
  • Whisk 1/3 cup of the hot liquid into the yolk mixture and continue to mix to prevent yolks from scrambling.
  • Pour yolk mixture into the pan with the remaining hot liquid and whisk together over medium-low heat. Continue to cook the pastry cream to allow the mixture to thicken.