Easy Homemade Creamy Pastry Recipe

Get ready to bake a delicious treat that’s perfect for any occasion! This easy-to-follow recipe will guide you through making a delightful pastry filled with a smooth, vanilla-infused cream. We’ll start by preparing a rich cream mixture, followed by crafting a soft, buttery dough that will form the base of our pastry. Lastly, we’ll whip up a creamy filling that adds the perfect touch of sweetness. Whether you’re a baking novice or a seasoned pro, this recipe is sure to impress your taste buds and your guests. Let’s get started on this mouthwatering adventure!


Cream Mixture:
  • 2 large eggs
  • 150 grams of fine vanilla-infused sugar
  • 70 grams of cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 500 ml of whole milk
Dough Preparation:
  • 100 ml of water
  • 100 ml of milk (full fat recommended)
  • A small dash of salt
  • 1 tsp of granulated sugar
  • 80 grams of unsalted butter
  • 120 grams of all-purpose flour
  • 4 large, fresh eggs
Filling Component:
  • 160 grams of creamy, unsalted butter


For the Cream:

  1. Begin by whisking together the eggs and vanilla sugar in a medium-sized bowl until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  2. Gradually sift in the cornstarch, ensuring to mix thoroughly to avoid any lumps.
  3. In a saucepan, gently heat the milk just until warm – not boiling. Gradually pour the warm milk into the egg mixture, continuously stirring to combine.
  4. Transfer the mixture back into the saucepan. Over low heat, stir the mixture constantly until it thickens into a custard-like consistency. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

For the Dough:

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine water, milk, a pinch of salt, and sugar. Bring to a gentle simmer.
  2. Add the butter and let it melt completely. Once melted, quickly stir in the flour. Reduce the heat and continue stirring vigorously until the dough forms a ball and pulls away from the sides of the pan.
  3. Remove from heat. Let the dough cool slightly, then beat in the eggs one at a time, ensuring each is fully incorporated before adding the next.
  4. Preheat your oven to 200°C (390°F). On a lined baking sheet, drop spoonfuls of dough, spacing them well apart.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden and puffed up. Allow to cool before proceeding to the filling.

For the Filling:

  1. Beat the unsalted butter until it’s creamy and smooth.
  2. Cut a small opening in the bottom of each cooled pastry. Pipe the prepared cream mixture into the hollow center of each dough piece.
  3. For an extra touch of luxury, you can also incorporate the creamy, whipped butter into the cream mixture for a richer filling.

Enjoy this delightful dessert with a cup of tea or coffee. It’s perfect for special occasions or as a treat for your family and friends.

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