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.
35K 2 5
Grade this recipe:

Last modified on: October 30th 2019

Keywords for this recipe:PastryCreamFrench creamDiplomateCustardChantilly cream
For 600 g, you will need:
How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingStart to finish
42 min.1 hour 5 min.1 hour 47 min.
At what time:
  • When will I finish if I start the recipe at ... ?
    When should I start for the recipe to be ready at ... ?
  • Work this out...

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.
Diplomat cream : Photo of step #2
Prepare 1 ½ cup Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream) and at the end, when taken off the heat, add 2 tablespoons butter cut into small pieces. Mix well to incorporate.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
Diplomat cream : Photo of step #3
Then add the drained and dried gelatin...

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Diplomat cream : Photo of step #4
...and mix thoroughly.

Stage 5 - 1 hour
Diplomat cream : Photo of step #5
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.
Diplomat cream : Photo of step #6
Meanwhile, prepare 1 cup Chantilly cream and keep cold.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
Diplomat cream : Photo of step #7
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
Diplomat cream : Photo of step #8
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 : 3.46 €

Change currency:

Note : These prices are only approximate.

Some recipes that use this recipe

Tatin apple diplomat tart
Tatin apple diplomat tart

This tart is every bit as good as it looks: a sweetcrust pastry case baked blind, then filled with diplomat cream and topped with apples cooked tatin-style, long and slow in butter and sugar until they caramelize.
20K 2 hours 18 min.
Little apple and verbena tarts
Little apple and verbena tarts

A sweetcrust pastry case, filled with a smooth verbena-flavoured diplomat cream, and topped with caramelised apples. You will see how well the caramelised apples and verbena go together.
1,637 59 min.
See all recipes that use it
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: St Tropez tart, Pear and lime meringue pie, Saint Honoré cake, Pear verbena tarts, Chinois, ... All
Chantilly creamChantilly cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Peach Melba, Cranachan, Chantilly rice pudding, Strawberries in a thyme and lemon-flavoured red wine reduction, European glass, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Tournedos Rossini, Sausage mushroom and cheese crumble, Potatoes with prawns, Potato Waffles with Smoked Salmon, Tea and white chocolate biscuits, ... All
GelatinGelatin: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Thin tomato jelly and avocado tart, Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa , Plum and almond panna cotta, European glass, Blackberry and almond fondant tart, ... All
Other recipes you may also like
Macarons (the original French macaroons)
Macarons (the original French macaroons)
This recipe really is "of the moment": the success of these small, highly-coloured cakes, in an infinite variety of flavours, is impressive. It's a recipe which needs some care, in order to produce a result worthy of a professional pastrychef. No problem, I will guide you through the recipe,...
1.5M 714.6 2 hours 38 min. October 3rd 2019
Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream)
Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream)
Quite similar to crème anglaise but much thicker. It is used in many pastries like choux pastry (pâte à choux) or millefeuille.
657K 303.9 36 min. January 27th 2017
Tartiflette
Tartiflette
A personal version of a classic recipe from Savoy.
527K 14.6 1 hour 27 min. September 16th 2019
French croissants
French croissants
In this famous and highly technical recipe from a piece of yeast-based flaky dough we are going to cut and shape ("roll") croissants.
549K 24.3 2 hours 34 min. June 26th 2019
Hamburgers
Hamburgers
Hamburgers don't have to be the greasy flabby things you find in fast-food outlets, well-made they can be excellent. It's a very convivial recipe as everything goes on the table, and everyone assembles their own burger according to personal taste.
390K4.8 33 min. December 6th 2015
News list of cooking-ez.com

Sign up to receive the latest recipes (next batch due to be sent on 2022-01-30)

Your first name or nickname
Your e-mail
I am not a leaving thing
Note: We'll never share your e-mail address with anyone else.
Post your comment or question
Posted by:
I am not a leaving thing
Follow this recipe
If you are interested in this recipe, you can "follow" it, by entering your email address here. You will then receive a notification immediately each time the recipe is modified or a new comment is added. Please note that you will need to confirm this following.
I am not a leaving thing
Note: We'll never share your e-mail address with anyone else.
Alternatively: you can subscribe to the mailing list of cooling-ez.com , you will receive a e-mail for each new recipe published on the site.

Back to top of page