Basic Cream Filling Recipe
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BASIC CREAM FILLING

1/3 c. sugar                             
3 T. flour                                 
t. salt                                   
1 c. milk
1 beaten egg
1 T. butter
1 t. vanilla

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.

 

VARIATIONS:

BUTTERSCOTCH:   Replace sugar with brown sugar and increase butter to 2 T.

CHOCOLATE:  Increase sugar to 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.