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Chocolate Pastry Cream Custard - Recipe

Chocolate pastry cream custard is a yummy variation of the classic custard recipe. Great as a flan to top with whipping cream or as filling for a variety of desserts, pies, cakes and pastries.

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  • Level: Easy
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • Egg Yolks

  • All Purpose Flour

    2 oz
  • Sugar

    1/2 cup
  • Milk

    1/2 quart
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

    2 tbsps
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Cooking Directions:

Warm without boiling the milk with half of the sugar.

In the meantime beat the egg yolks with the remaining sugar and the cocoa powder. Always mixing add the sifted flour.

Slowly pour the warm milk on the dough, mixing well. Transfer in a non stick pot and bring to boil at very low heat stirring continuously.

Boil for a minute or until the cream reaches the desired consistency. Let cool.


Chocolate pastry cream custard is a basic recipe for a variety of desserts. Prepare it more fluid, adding some milk, if you want to use it as filling for pies, cakes and pastry or more dense to obtain a flan to top with whipping cream.

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