serves / makes 2
5 prep time
5 mins cooking time


Creme patissiere is a French pastry cream that is like a thickened sweet custard. It is very easy to make and can be used in a variety of desserts such as fruit tarts or as a filling in choux buns.


  • 175ml dairy free milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 15g cornflour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional


  1. Place the milk into a small saucepan and bring to the boil
  2. While the milk is heating up, beat together the egg yolks, caster sugar, cornflour and vanilla extract in a measuring jug
  3. When the milk has boiled pour into the measuring jug while whisking continuously
  4. Return the milk to the saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring continuously, until it thickens and boils
  5. Chill the creme patisserie before use

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