We give this custard different names: ‘yellow cream’ (crema gialla), ‘pastry cream’ (crema pasticciera), it is one of our basic crème, we use it for many many recipes, and if you ever traveled around Italy, you know that it is a national thing, from North to South, withno exception. We have it inside our breakfast croissant; as you may know, Italians have a sweet tooth when comes to breakfast! It is used mainly as a filling (for pies for example), but an easy and yummy way to serve it, it is in a glass just with some fruits on top (typically strawberry) at the end of a dinner with friends or family.
I hope you will enjoy it, as much, as Italians do :)
Time: 20 min + cool down
- 500 ml (17 oz) milk
- 2 yolks
- 2 spoons sugar
- 2 or 3 spoons flour or starch
- grated lemon skin or vanilla beans