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Pastry Cream Help!

dafrabbit | Oct 25, 2009 08:21 AM

Hi All, I decided to try and make a fruit tart for a little get together among friends last night. First time ever trying this out and I ended up following: http://www.joyofbaking.com/FruitTart.....

The pastry cream turned out great while it was in the pot...until I got to the "cool and refrigerate" step. I didn't have an ice bath ready so I stuck it in the freezer for ~5mins before putting it into the fridge. When I took it out about 1.5hrs later to apply to the tart crust, the cream had become almost like a thick pudding - and chunky! Any ideas why this is the case or ways that I can improve? How do you guys make pastry cream?


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