With only two recipes you can make the Quick Bavarian Cream. Try you hand at it. You are sure to fall in love with it. Remember quality control sampling taste are OK, but please leave some for the finished product. Better yet make a double recipe, then its one for you, one for me. Enjoy!
I admire a great pastry chef, Gretchen Price. I have been following her ever since she started her original you-tube channel as Crumb Boss which is where I first tried this recipe. It is the absolute best out there. This was my inspiration for this dessert.
Once you try it yourself, you will be hooked too.
Homemade Vanilla Custard can also be called Pastry Cream and sometimes Vanilla Pudding.
This custard is used in various different baked items. Cream puffs, chocolate eclairs, Boston Cream Pie, various pastries and it is just so good by itself as a pudding/custard.
Since this is an egg based product with preservatives it remains perishable even after cooking. So it must be cooked down to refrigerator temperature (under 40ºF/5ºC) with in an hour. And it should not be left out at room temperature for over an hour.
Flavored Whipped Cream
Who would of though it would be so easy to make. This whipped cream is made using heavy cream and instant pudding. Since the instant pudding comes in so many different flavors, feel free to pick the flavor you desire and of course you may want to add a few drops of food coloring to let everyone know its flavored since we eat with our eyes.
Chilling the work bowl and the whisk in the freezer before starting is a help because the cream whips best when chilled.
This whipped cream is stabilized by the instant pudding so there is no need to a gelatin mixture. Also remember whipped cream is very perishable and should only be out of the refrigerator for less than an hour. When used to ice a cake it must be kept refrigerated and it is best eaten the same day it is iced.
Chocolate Ganache is one of those base recipes you can use for so many things.
- Refrigerate until set and make truffles with it.
- Refrigerate until set then whip it nice and fluffy and use as a frosting/icing
- When warm, you can cover a cake or a treat for a wonderful coating