Diplomat cream


Diplomat cream
Diplomat cream or "crème Madame" (a much prettier name) is one of many creams in French pâtisserie based on confectioner's custard. The classic confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière, or french pastry cream) has gelatin added while hot, then whipped cream is folded in when cold.

This gives a very light, velvety mixture, halfway between custard and Chantilly.
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Last modified on: October 30th 2019

Keywords for this recipe:PastryCreamFrench creamDiplomateCustardChantilly cream
For 600 g, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
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42 min.1 hour 5 min.1 hour 47 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Diplomat cream : Photo of step #1
Soak 2 sheets gelatin in cold water for 5 minutes to soften.

Stage 2 - 30 min.
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Prepare 350 g Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream) and at the end, when taken off the heat, add 30 g butter cut into small pieces. Mix well to incorporate.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
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Then add the drained and dried gelatin...

Stage 4 - 1 min.
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...and mix thoroughly.

Stage 5 - 1 hour
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Cover with plastic film in contact with the surface of the custard to prevent it forming a skin.

Stand the pan in cold water to speed up cooling.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
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Meanwhile, prepare 200 g Chantilly cream and keep cold.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
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Once the confectioner's custard has cooled to room temperature, remove the plastic film and whisk vigorously to loosen it.

Fold in the whipped cream gently with a soft spatula.

Stage 8
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Your diplomat cream is ready.
Remarks
Just like the basic confectioner's custard, you can vary diplomat cream to suit your own taste: lemon, apple, pistachio, chocolate, etc.

In many recipes, the original confectioner's custard can be replaced with diplomat cream, for a better, lighter result. But do be warned: it will not survive being recooked.
Keeping
Should be used the same day.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
926 Kcal or 3,877 Kj29 gr91 gr107 gr
46 %11 %9 %16 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
158 Kcal or 662 Kj5 gr15 gr18 gr
8 %2 %1 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 600 g : 2.88 £

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream)Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Yvetot Douillons, Pistachio cream, Millefeuille, Paris-Brest, Fraisier (French strawberry cake), ... All
Chantilly creamChantilly cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Peach Melba, Saint Honoré cake, Viennese chocolate cups, Cranachan, Chantilly rice pudding, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Potimarron (chestnut pumpkin) "au gratin", Cigarettes Russes (Piroulines), Cabbage julienne with ham, Traditional nutty choc-chip cookies, Saltimbocca, ... All
GelatinGelatin: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: European glass, Blackberry and almond fondant tart, St Tropez tart, Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa , Panna cotta, ... All
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