Sunday, 27 January 2013

Filling Cream

This is one of my oldest recipes.  My dad would hang around in a family bakery long ago and he had the opportunity to learn a few stuffs there.  They would use this cream to fill Eclairs and Puit D'amour.  It's nice, white and fluffy.

3 large tablespoon corn starch
375 ml liquid milk
1 tbsp milk powder
75 g good quality unsalted butter (at room temperature)
100 g caster sugar
Pinch of salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract 


1.  Combine the milk, milk powder and corn starch together.  Thicken over low heat stirring all the time.  Allow to cool to room temperature.  Do not refrigerate.    

2.  Cream the butter, sugar, salt and vanilla for about 10 minutes until light and fluffy.

3.  Beat the thick custard mixture until smooth.  

4.  Finally beat the creamed butter-sugar mixture into the custard mixture little by little until you obtain a smooth creamy mass.  

I would usually do step 3 and 4 in a food processor.  

5.  Refrigerate and beat with a spoon before use.  (It can be kept for up to two weeks in the refrigerator)


  1. thank u nashreen for your lovely recipes... they r loveley i've tried most of ur cakes...

  2. i will try this delicious cream and can i decorate this cream on a cake?

    1. no its not a decoration cream, its a filling cream. its quite slippery. i did tried once, all my fruits were slipping :-(

  3. can u make caramel custard recipe in oven or microwave?

    1. Yes you can. but i dont know the timing in microwave.

  4. Is filling cream same as pastry cream. thanks

    1. no this one is for eclairs. it contains much fat.


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