Great custard recipe for filling pastries or donuts or eating as is with some fresh fruit!
What You Need:
4 egg yolks
1 2/3 cups of whole milk
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup of corn starch
2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
1/2 cup of sugar
1. In medium mixing bowl whisk together the corn starch, salt, and sugar. Next add the egg yolks until well combined into a beautiful yellow color. Set aside.
2. In a small/medium pot add the milk and vanilla extract. Place on stove on a low/medium heat watching intently. When the sides begin to slightly bubble (not boiling) remove from the heat and slowly add to the batter. (Careful not to add quickly to the batter otherwise it could cook the egg yolks).
3. Transfer back to pot and heat on medium/low heat. Continuously whisk the batter in the pot until it begins to thicken into a custard consistency. (a few minutes).
4. Once thickened, remove from the heat and add the 2 tablespoons of butter immediately. Mix well. Cover with plastic wrap, and place in refrigerator until ready to serve.
Custard With Puff Pastry
Servings: one puff pastry box will make 8 pastries.
Cut puff pastry into 8 squares folding in half (brushing egg wash on the inside and out) baking at 400 for 20 mins. Cut pastry open and insert custard and fresh strawberries. Top with powdered sugar! So yummy!