How to make easy and fast pastry cream

This is the easiest way to learn how to make pastry creama recipe that will become one of your favorites.

Pastry cream is one of the most used ingredients in different desserts and pastries, as it gives a special flavor to each recipe. That is why this cream is ideal for you to delight your guests with exquisite flavors.

How to make homemade pastry cream

You don’t need to be a dessert or pastry expert to learn how to prepare this delicious pastry cream recipe. You just have to follow this step by step with the ingredients that we will tell you next.

Preparation time10 minutesCooking time 50 minutesCategoryDessertCookingInternationalKeywordsSweet, creamy, dressing, pastryFor how many people4 to 6ServingMediumCalories158Fat5.8 g


  • half a liter of milk
  • 40 grams of corn flour
  • 125 grams of sugar
  • 50 grams of butter
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Step 1. Mix

The first thing you should do is mix the milk with the vanilla in a pan over the heat until it reaches a boiling point. Then you have to remove and reserve waiting for the temperature to drop completely.

Step 2. Stir

Then, you have to put the egg yolks with the sugar in a bowl until you achieve a completely homogeneous mixture. Then dissolve the cornmeal little by little by adding a little cold milk and then you have to incorporate it into the mixture. You must do it this way so that the pastry cream is perfect and without lumps.

Step 3. Incorporate

Once you have incorporated the corn flour without stopping stirring, you must be careful that the milk is not too hot so that the yolks do not cook. That’s why you should check that the milk is at room temperature before adding it to the mixture.

Step 4. Enjoy

When the mixture is ready, you should put it on a low heat and keep stirring to prevent it from sticking and wait for it to thicken. Then when you have the consistency of pastry cream, you must remove from the heat and add the melted butter that will give it the necessary creaminess to make it an incredible pastry cream. Enjoy in your incredible desserts!

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