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Lemon Pastry Cream

Lemon zest steeped in milk is a simple way to brighten the flavor of a custard and lift your spirits. Citrus oils are known for brightening your mood as well as your food! Here’s an idea for an easy dessert: place a dollop of this chilled pastry cream in a bowl and top with fresh blueberries. If you happen to have a lavender plant near by, toss a few pieces in the bowl. The flowers are delicious with lemon and blueberries.


US | Metric
Metric | US
  • Egg yolk - 3 oz
  • Granulated Sugar - 2½ oz
  • Cornstarch - 3/4 oz
  • Salt - 0.04 oz
  • Milk - 10⅜ oz
  • Lemon Zest - 2


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