A pastry cream is similar to a very thick pudding, yet thicker and more stable with the addition of starch and eggs. It is rich, creamy and delicious. This Irish Cream Pastry Cream is a variation of a pastry cream technique, which is an important recipe to have in your baking repertoire. This recipe, and other pastry cream recipes can be used as a filling for cakes, pies, donut | doughnuts, tarts, pastries and so much more. If you want to use this pastry cream as a mousse, just fold in whipped cream to soften the texture and it can be used in a trifle or as a frosting for cupcakes.
To make this Irish Cream Pastry Cream more flavorful and unique, try making your own Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur. It adds more richness, more complexity and more umami dairy elements.
Makes: 2 1/2 cups of pastry cream or 3 1/2 cups pastry mousse.