BASIC CREAM FILLING
1/3 c. sugar
In saucepan, combine dry ingredients, gradually add milk, and mix well. Cook over med heat stirring til mix thickens and boils. Cook 2 min longer. Very gradually stir the hot mixture into egg and return to saucepan. Cook til mixture just boils. Sir in butter and vanilla; cover surface with wax paper. Cool.
Replace sugar with brown sugar and increase butter to 2 T.
CHOCOLATE: Increase sugar to ½ c. and Add 1 square unsweetened chocolate (cut up) with the milk.
This filling can be used between the layers in a Boston Cream Pie, in cream puffs, or other goodies.