I have always been scared of making pastries and desserts. It seemed SO precise to me that I never thought I'd be able make them. But one day, I just decided to jump into the challenge. I realized it is just about precise process and practice. Pastry cream is one of the foundational elements of pastries. It is the basic cream that warms everyone's heart. There is perfection in the lightness and the richness of its flavor. It is super easy to make and so delicious you can eat it with a spoon. Most of the pastry cream recipes availabe online offer the use of cornstarch to thicken the mixture. I refuse to use cornstarch if it is not completely necessary. I replaced it with all purpose flour. It changes the flavor of the pastry cream significantly. This recipe is just a teaser for the fruit tart recipe that is coming soon. You can make the pastry cream a day in advance, so make it today! Be prepared for the tart recipe. YASSS.