Kremšnita - Krempita - Cremeschnitte - Vanilla Custard Cake

Kremšnita - Krempita - Cremeschnitte - Vanilla Custard Cake

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This delicious dessert made of sheets of crispy puff pastry, filled with vanilla custard cream is very familiar in many European countries and it is known under various names: cremeschnitte, krempita, kremšnita, krémes, cremsnit, cremes and so on. No matter how is called it is definitely a dessert you need to try at least once in a lifetime.

Making your own kremsnita it’s really not complicated at all, especially if you use store-bought puff pastry.  The cream is prepared really quickly, and the hard part is simply the time it needs to set in the fridge.

As Easter is approaching this Kremsnita dessert might be a great choice to prepare for your loved ones. Enjoy!


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  • Makes about 6-8 servings
  • 1 package (250g) puff pastry
  • 3 1/3 cup 800 ml ) milk, divided
  • 1/4 cup (30g) cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup (60g) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (150g) sugar, divided
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 tsp (1g) salt
  • 2 tsp (10g) vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup (80g) whipping cream
  1. Prepare the pastry sheets. Preheat oven to 400F (200C).
  2. Roll the puff pastry thin (so that you can cut 2 - 8 inch (20cm) squares in the end) and transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden. Cool completely.
  4. Prepare the vanilla custard filling. Separate egg whites from yolks.
  5. Mix yolks with ½ cup (100g) sugar, cornstarch, flour and gradually incorporate 1 cup (240ml) milk. Whisk to combine.
  6. Place the remaining 2 ? cup (560ml) into  a saucepan and bring to boil. While whisking continuously pour the yolks mixture over the hot milk and continue cooking until thickens. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract.
  7. Add salt over the whites and start whipping until foamy. Gradually add the remaining ¼ cup (50g) sugar and continue whipping until stiff peaks form.
  8. Gently fold the whipped whites into the hot milk mixture.
  9. Whip cream until stiff peaks form. Incorporate into the mixture.
  10. Assemble the cake. Cut the baked puff pastry into 2 8 inch (20cm) squares.
  11. Place one square at the bottom of a square 8 inch (20cm) pan.
  12. Add the filling and smooth the top.
  13. Cut the remaining square of puff pastry into 6 or 8 equal pieces. Place them on top of the custard.
  14. Refrigerate the cake for 3 -4 hours to set.
  15. Dust with powdered sugar before serving. Enjoy!
Kremšnita - Krempita - Cremeschnitte - Vanilla Custard Cake-1
Nutrition facts 1 Serving out of 6 - Calories:527, Fat:25.4g, Saturated Fat:9.1g, Carbohydrates:63.5, Sugar:32g, Fiber:1g, Protein:12g, Cholesterol:119mg, Sodium 275mg 12%, Vitamin D 9mcg 47%, Calcium 192mg 15%, Iron 2mg 11%, Potassium 164mg 3%
On April 12, 2019 at 01:02 pm, Tomasz said...
How to call those forms You are using in this and a few more videos? I am looking for something like that and I can't find it. By the way, I did make a few of Your recipes and all are amazing.
On April 13, 2019 at 10:13 am, Natalie said...
Looks so delicious and reminds me of one of my favorite desserts as a child ?
On August 16, 2019 at 06:33 am, Rosamonde Simone @ KetoBotyToneAvis said...
Your recipe of 'kremsnita-krempita-cremeschnitte-vanilla-custard-cake looks very delicious and I will try it soon, thank you for sharing it.
On December 23, 2019 at 09:30 am, Terri O'Connor said...
Where can I get a dish like you used for your custard cake recipe? Thank you Terri

I have them form Delicake Australia.. they do international shipping and they are great.. I totally love them

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