Chocolate Pastry Cream

Chocolate Pastry CreamRecipe
Photo: Johnny Miller
This chocolate cream is a delicious, easy-to-make filling for cream puffs.


about 1 quart
Total time: 15 Minutes

Recipe from

Food & Wine

Recipe Time

Total: 15 Minutes


6 egg yolks
9 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 2/3 cups milk
1 1/3 cups heavy cream
1 1/4 cups dark chocolate, chopped


In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks, sugar, flour and cornstarch. In a saucepan, bring the milk and cream to a simmer; whisk 1/2 cup of the mixture into the eggs, then whisk the egg-milk mixture into the saucepan. Cook the pastry cream over low heat, whisking constantly, until thick, 2 minutes. Off the heat, whisk in the dark chocolate until melted. Transfer to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cool, about 2 hours.