Crema Pasticcera – A Traditional Italian Recipe

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Crema pasticceraItalian Pastry Cream

Crema Pasticcera, also known as pastry cream, is a rich and creamy custard filling that is often used in Italian desserts. It is made by combining milk, eggs, sugar, and flour, and then cooking the mixture until it thickens. The resulting custard is then flavoured with vanilla or other extracts and can be used to fill cakes, pies, tarts, and other pastries.

Crema Pasticcera is a versatile filling that can be adapted to many different recipes and is sure to add a touch of luxury to any dessert. Crema Pasticcera comes in a variety of flavours, including vanilla, chocolate, and lemon.

Ingredients (serves 6)

• 2 eggs
• 500 ml milk
• 50 g flour
• 150 g sugar
• 1 vanilla bean (optional)


In a saucepan, add the milk, and, if you like, the vanilla bean. Bring the milk to the boil. In a bowl, mix the eggs, flour and sugar together, then slowly add in the heated milk, stirring continuously. Add the entire mixture into the saucepan, over a low heat, and continue stirring until you reach the desired consistency.