How to make Italian custard


How to make Italian custard


Italian custard “crema pasticciera” is the most famous cream in Italian patisserie. You can use Italian custard like a simple dessert and eat it in a cup with a tea spoon or accompanied by cookies. But the main use of Italian custard is like a filling for cake (the most important is Pan di spagna “sponge cake”) or for bignè, cookie or other Italian pastries.

Step One

INGREDIENTS: 3 eggs yolks. 1/3 cup sugar. 2 tbs flour (all purpose type). 1 ½ cups of milk. 1 sachet of Vanilla powder.

Step Two

Put milk in a sauce pan and heat up, then add vanilla and mix together.

Step Three

Put sugar and egg yolks in a bowl and mix with a whisk.

Step Four

In the same bowl add flour with a sieve and mix.

Step Five

Then, slowly pour warm milk (not so hot) and mix.

Step Six

Pour again the whole ingredients in the sauce pan and boil it.

Step Seven

Keep cooking at low heat for 3 minutes and then pour the custard in a bowl and let it cool.


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