Hazelnut praline Custard /Pastry cream
Custard or pastry cream is the most decadent and easiest pudding you can ever make….do you agree?? Vanilla custard with fruits salad is the pudding mostly made during my childhood. More than the fruits, our eyes would be on those pastry creams and we used to enjoy every bit of it. At that time they used to make with the custard powder we can get ready from the super markets. I think still back home everyone using that easiest short cut for making custard. Here I made using the egg yolks, which was really creamy and luscious.
And when I added delicious hazelnut praline to this most humble dessert, which for sure took them to the next level. Oh that caramely and nutty goodness….yummmm. And can you go wrong with the hazelnuts??? I doubled the recipe of praline than I need for this recipe, thinking that I can store them for other recipe which I was planning to do after 2 days, but guess what? half of the portion I just had as it is….. If hubby were at home at that time, we both would have finished them off. It was too good to have by its own.
Even though you can enjoy this pastry cream just the way it is, it can be used with your eclairs, cream puffs, as filling to your cupcakes or to frost your cakes as well. It will be sooo good with your Crepe for breakfast as well!!!
You will have those 4 egg whites after making this!!! You can use them to make healthy omlet for breakfast yea!! Or why don’t you try Financiers.…it will be so yummm with your evening cup of coffee. Left over egg whites will freeze well too.
What are the other ways do you use custards with?? Let me know in comments :).