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Confectioner's custard

From the one star french chef Patrick Asfaux

Confectioner's custard
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4.9/5 (49 votes)
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This custard is a basis for numerous desserts like cakes, tarts, soufflés etc...

Serving for a large bowl of confectioner's custard :

  1. 1/2 liter (1 pint) milk
  2. 1 vanilla bean (cut into 2 long halfes) or 1 small bag of vanilla flavoured sugar
  3. 6 egg yolks
  4. 150 grams (1/3 lb) caster sugar
  5. 50 grams (1.5 oz) corn starch powder (or wheat flour but the custard is lighter with starch)
  6. Icing sugar or 1 "nut" of butter


1/ In a sauce pan, pour 1 soup spoon of cold water then the milk and the vanilla and make it boiling.
2/ In the meantime, blend in a salad bowl the egg yolks with the caster sugar and stir until the colour of the mixture becomes ligther then carefully add and blend the starch powder.
3/ Pour on the mixture the boiling milk (without the vanilla bean) while whisking, then transfer the whole in the sauce pan and put it under heat on the cooking hob.
4/ Still without stopping whisking with a whip, let it gently boil during 2 minutes (it will become thicker like a cream), then pour it on a plate and cover with either icing suger or with a little melt butter to avoid hardening.

At that point, the custard can be used for numerous recipes.
You can flavour it by adding and mixing with 150 grams (1/3 lb) chocolate chips while the custard is still hot or with a few coffee concentrate drops or with 2 soup spoons of freezedried coffee

Last comments about the recipe Confectioner's custard

Marie (invité)  2011-03-05

Hey ^^ your image actually doesn't correspond because it's a mille-feuille and in mille-feuilles, it's not crème anglaise (liquid) that is used but crème patissière (not liquid)Good recipes!

Sally (invité)  2009-09-30

Comment on recipe : www.aftouch-cuisine.com/recipe/confectioner-s-custard-405.htm Great. I will try it