What is pastry cream powder? Any substitutes?

  • Posted by: KKool
  • October 20, 2012
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Stephanie Bourgeois
Stephanie Bourgeois October 20, 2012

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.

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Droplet
Droplet October 20, 2012

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

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