Addition Uses for creme patissiere other than in a choux
Having a dinner party for 12 and need to cut down on the work from making a choux and thus tending to individual profiterols or eclairs so am trying to come up with a good idea to use the creme.
Only thing i can think of is....
Creme patissiere with berries and mint
any additional ideas?
The classic strawberry tart - pate sucreee shell, baked. Fill with chilled pastry cream. Arrange whole strawberries, upright, in concentric circles (or a mixture of fresh fruit like whole berries, kiwi slices, pineapple wedges). Use a red currant jelly glaze for all-berry tart, or a clear apple jelly glaze for mixed fruit. Make individual tartlets or a large one.
+1 on the trifle or fruit tart - first ones that came to mind for quick & easy.
for something a bit more labor-intensive, my mind immediately went to Torta Della Nonna...or Boston Cream Pie - you can make the components ahead of time and just assemble that morning.