What's the custard filling in a custard filled cake?

Discussion in 'Professional Pastry Chefs' started by kthull, Feb 29, 2004.

  1. kthull


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    I have a request for a chocolate layer cake with custard filling for my neighbor's 1 year old birthday party, and I'm having a hard time with the custard filling part.

    When someone asks for a custard filling, what is the custard filling?

    So far I've made vanilla pastry cream (Herme), bavarian cream (Freiberg) and a vanilla cream filling (sugar, flour, salt, scalded milk, eggs, vanilla). Nothing's turning up quite right and I haven't had much luck on search engines or the major recipe sites.

    Anyone know specifically what the filling is and able to share a recipe?

    [Edit] Anyone know what to do with several quarts of the aforementioned fillings? :D

  2. momoreg


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    For a custard filling, use your pastry cream, and fold in some whipped cream to lighten it up.

    You won't have much luck freezing bavarian or pastry creams for future use. I'm not familiar with the vanilla cream filling.

    There are many other applications for your unwanted fillings, such as choux or napoleon filling, just to name a couple.
  3. gingernut


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    Kevin,i make the easyist filling ever ,ive done away with the whole pastry creams because thay dont freeze,This is also the filling i use fore vanilla slices,iset it in little disks then take the disks off freeze it on the tray,when frozen stack them in a box standing up,like little pellets,and then all i have to do is cook the puff pastry in disks and put together when ever the cake cabinets a bit empty.For your filling let it cool and use straight,or fould in some whipped cream,or better still some stiffed whipped imitation cream so it is airier
    500mls water
    500mls pure cream /45%butterfat
    50gmscornflour or 3/4cornflour 1/4custard powder
    50gms sugar /slug of vanilla
    mix sugar and cornflour together with a bit of water
    boil the cream and water ,pour it on the sugar mix,chesk sugar content ,its ready
    We make this in 50 lt lots withthe sugar and cornflour in the big mixing bowl,mixing on low
    when the 50 lts of cream/water boils,it must ba actually boiling up
    [thats the secret fof large quantities]wheel it over to mixer ,turn off,pour in,turn on low ,it cooks the flours out in the bowl,sets perfectly .
    goodluck gingernut
  4. jeani sancey

    jeani sancey

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    Look up frasier, or poirier. It's custard with white chocolate and butter added. Epicurious.com has a cake called strawberry layer cake that uses it. AMAZING stuff.