Crème Pâtissière
  • 2cups whole milk
  • 1/2 vanilla bean pod
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4cup cornflour
  • 1/2teaspoon salt
  • 2tablespoons butter
  1. Heat the milk in a saucepan together with the scrapped out vanilla seeds. Feel free to throw in the pod as well for a little extra flavor.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, cornflour, and salt.
  3. When the milk reaches boiling point, remove the vanilla pod and discard. Pour a quarter of the hot milk into the egg mixture, whisking as you do so. Once whisked thoroughly, pour the egg mixture back into the remaining hot milk, return to the heat and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Let it bubble for just under a minute. You will feel the mixture thicken as you whisk it.
  4. Remove from the heat and add the butter, whisking in well. Pour into a cold bowl and cover. Place in the fridge to cool completely.