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5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Cookies and Pastries
Cuisine Italian


Pastry cream

  • 5 egg yolks
  • 125 g sugar 4.4 oz
  • 45 g corn starch 3 tbsp
  • 500 ml whole milk 2 cups
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • grated lemon peel
  • 500 g puff pastry 17 oz
  • 250 g whipping cream 8.8 oz
  • 150 g strawberries 5.3 oz

Ricotta Cream

  • 1000 g ricotta 5 cups
  • 400 g powdered sugar ~ 2 cups
  • dark chocolate chips


  • Puff pastry
  • Unfold the sheets of puff pastry previously thawed in the fridge for 2 hrs.
  • Elongate them a bit with the rolling pin and cut them into squares of about 3 inches on each side.
  • Put the toaster plate on preheat and cook them until they become golden on both sides
  • Then let the pastries cool and then cut them in half.
  • Ricotta Cream
  • Drain overnight la ricotta. 
  • Work it very well incorporating the powdered sugar.
  • Add the chocolate chips and mix them all.
  • Pastry Cream
  • Put the milk with the scraped vanilla pod in a small saucepan, and bring it to a boil.
  • Remove the pan from the stove and filter the milk.
  • Separately, in a bowl pour the egg yolks, the vanilla caviar, sugar, and the grated zest and whisk vigorously until completely combined.
  • When the mixture is blended, add the cornstarch sieved in, stir well to incorporate it.
  • Pour the milk into the mixture of egg yolks, sugar, and cornstarch.
  • Put on the stove and stir constantly with a whisk (the egg begins to coagulate at 52 °C (125.6°F) temperature; the cooking is complete at just 78°C (172.4°F).
  • Remove the cream from the stove as soon as it starts to thicken.
  • Cool it quickly by pouring it into a cold pan and continue to stir with a whisk bringing it to a temperature below 50°C (122°F), this allows it to maintain the consistency of the cream intact.
  • The pastry cream would be ready for use; otherwise cover with plastic wrap in contact with the surface of the cream, let it finish cooling at room temperature and then refrigerate.
  • Italian Chantilly Cream
  • Whip the cream, it must be fairly thick.
  • Take the same amount of pastry cream (1:1 of whipped cream) and mix them together
  • Assembling
  • Fill the two halves of the toasty with the creams


Pastry cream: If the cream is cooked quickly, starches do not have time to bind with egg proteins, resulting in the formation of liquid. On the contrary, by cooking the cream too much, the aggregating power of the starches is nullified. Same result: the cream makes water.
Keyword dessert, toasty
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