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Old 10-18-2012, 03:59 AM   #1
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Hi everyone. I read somewhere, but can't find it now, that I can use ready made custard and double cream (I think it's called heavy cream in the US)
to make pastry dough. But I think I have to warm them and add cornflour (corn starch) to thicken?
Does anyone know how to do this and the amounts please?

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Old 10-18-2012, 06:13 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to DC. Yes you can. Warm the custard and cream on the stove top and whisk in some AP flour (mixing the flour with a bit of cold milk first will prevent lumps) Then cook while whisking till it thickens.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:34 AM   #3
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Hi everyone. I read somewhere, but can't find it now, that I can use ready made custard and double cream (I think it's called heavy cream in the US)
to make pastry dough. But I think I have to warm them and add cornflour (corn starch) to thicken?
Does anyone know how to do this and the amounts please?
I'm confused.

Do you want to make pastry cream or pastry dough?
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:29 AM   #4
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Oh I'm so stupid, it's pastry cream I wish to make, but the cheats way!
I don't know what the little cakes are called in the US that have it in, but they are called continental Vanilla's in the UK, and it's looks like cream and custard mixed together. Yum
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:31 AM   #5
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Thank you very much Snip, I will make a note of it.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:45 AM   #6
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Thank you very much Snip, I will make a note of it.
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I tried to find this after seeing an episode last week. I was looking for the wrong thing. I saw the episode was on again so I got the correct info and googled it.

Chocolate Eclair Cake Recipe - Cook’s Country

The pastry cream used has no eggs in it.
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