Pastry Cream Filling
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/8 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup cream
1/2 cup milk
4 egg yolks
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Mix the flour, salt and sugar in a saucepan. Blend in a portion of the cream. Place on medium heat and stir constantly. Add the remainder of the cream and continue stirring until the mixture reaches the consistency of medium cream sauce. Stir a small portion of the sauce into the egg yolks, then pour egg yolks into the sauce in pan. Cook for a few minutes on low heat until thickened. Remove from heat, add the vanilla and cool quickly.
Too prevent a skin from forming, brush with melted butter. Stir before using.
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