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What is pastry cream powder? Any substitutes?

asked by KKool about 3 years ago
2 answers 7396 views
Stephanie Bourgeois

Stephanie is the Head Recipe Tester of Food52.

added about 3 years ago

Pastry cream powder is used to thicken custards. It's made of cornstarch and a bit of vanilla flavoring. Sometimes with some color too. If you an find custard powder, use that instead. Otherwise substitute cornstarch.

added about 3 years ago

I believe custard powder is cornstarch and vanilla flavoring, whereas pastry cream powder also contains dried eggs.