Κρέμα άνθος αραβοσίτου – Corn flower (<- not a typo) cream

This was a very popular milk and corn flour based cream that I grew up with. I found the recipe here https://cookpad.com/gr/sintages/3085560-krema-piatou-anthos-arabositou-spitiko but I am copying it in case it goes down.

Ingredients

  • 400 ml milk
  • 100 ml milk cream or equivalent
  • 90 g sugar
  • 25 g corn flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence or 2 vanilla powders

Utensils

  • A non sticky pan (for main boiling)
  • A pot to whisk the egg but big enough to take most of the contents of the pan
  • A whisker (I use an electric one)
  • A glass to dissolve the corn flour in milk

Execution

  1. Boil in the pan and when boiled for a 10-20 seconds, remove from heat
    1. 300 ml of milk
    2. 100 ml of cream (all of it)
    3. 50 g of sugar
    4. 2 t spn vanilla (all of it)
  2. Dissolve the corn flour in a glass with a spoon
    1. 100 ml of milk (the rest)
    2. 25 g of corn flour (all of it)
  3. Beat the egg, sugar & corn flour
    1. 1 egg: beat well
    2. 40 g of sugar (the rest) keep whisking
    3. Add the corn flour with the milk from step 2 and keep whisking
  4. Slowly drip the pan content into the egg mix (from step 3) and keep whisking.
    1. Start by putting 20 spoonfuls
    2. Then pour slowly all of the pan content
  5. All back in the pan
    1. Medium heat
    2. Keep mixing with a spoon or mildly with a whisker
    3. Wait till it starts boiling and gets thick (less thick than honey, thicker than yogurt)
  6. Serve in bowls

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