Fried Cream or Fruit pies was one of the childhood favorites. Used to make them with the leftover pie dough my mom wasn’t going to use.
This recipe is a little different, it’s a different kind of pastry that you’ll make.
1 cup of milk – if you don’t like dairy use coconut cream or almond milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon butter
4 teaspoons cornstarch
5 teaspoons water
2 egg yolks, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine milk, sugar, salt and butter, heat to boiling. Mix cornstarch and water together util smooth and add it to the minute. Cook slowly until thickened, stirring constantly. Stir slowly into egg yolks. Add vanilla, Cook 5 minutes longer and cool.
2 Tablespoons butter
1 cup flour
1 egg yolk
3 Tablespoons hot milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
Cut butter into flour. Combine egg, milk, salt. Knead well to make a smother dough. Roll 1/8 inch thick and cut into round 4″ in diameter. Place 1 Tablespoon cream filling on half of round, cover the filling wit the other half of the pastry, pinch the edges. Fry in hot deep fat 360 degrees F until brown. It will make 6 pies.
For fruit, use instead 1-1/2 Tablespoons of cooked sweetened mashed fruit on each party round and proceed.
Your imagination can create other flavors.