The pastry is a dough of flour, water, and shortening (solid fats, including butter) that may be savory or sweetened. Sweetened pastries are often described as bakers’ confectionery. The word “pastries” suggests many kinds of baked products made from ingredients such as flour, sugar, milk, butter, shortening, baking powder, and eggs. Small tarts and other sweet baked products are called pastries. Common pastry dishes include pies, tarts, quiches, croissants, and pasties.
Pastry cream(custard cream) is a type of thick cream that is used so widely in pastry – eclair, choux, Paris brest, tarts etc. I love the vanilla version so I’m sharing my vanilla version here.