Bavarian Cream is a light and fluffy vanilla cream. Bavarian Cream belongs to the so-called haute cuisine. It is not only a wonderful dessert but a base for many different types of creams.
According to stories, the recipe for this decadent enjoyable cream was created by Isabeau de Bavière, one of the daughters of the Bavarian duke Stephan.
Isabeau the Beautiful married King Karl VI of France (1368-1422) in 1385 and among other things made her name through the incredibly lively letters that she wrote, detailing the conditions of the French courtyard.
It is however uncertain, if the recipe was really created by her or if she merely brought it with her from her native country Germany.
How is Bavarian Cream called in German?
The vanilla dessert is called “Bayerische Creme”.
How to pronounce “Bayerische Creme”?
Listen to this audio file to hear how to say “Bayerische Creme” in German.
Bavarian Cream is either prepared as a dessert or used to make cakes, pastries and other sweet dishes. The preparation of the tasty cream dessert is not difficult and can be overcome by beginners easily.
Once you have mastered the base recipe, you can add coffee, liquor, melted chocolate or ground nuts, to refine the recipe. But even in its most basic variation the typical cream is very nice. If you garnish the cream with a red fruit mix of strawberries or raspberries, you can enjoy the dessert not just with your mouth, but also with your eyes.
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Authentic German Bavarian Creme Recipe
- 5 egg yolks
- 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 3 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup milk
- 3 tsp. gelatin
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- In a large bowl beat egg yolks, vanilla extract and powdered sugar until thick and fluffy.
- In a small bowl sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cup cold milk.
- Heat rest of the milk, add to cold milk mixture and stir until gelatin is completely dissolved.
- Let milk mixture cool down, add to eggs and beat for about 3 minutes.
- Beat heavy whipping cream and fold into the egg-milk mixture.
- Pour into decorative glasses or leave in bowl.
- Cover and refrigerate at least for 4 hours or overnight.
Serving Tip: Serve with raspberry or strawberry sauce, fresh berries and whipping cream.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 495Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 20gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 276mgSodium: 60mgCarbohydrates: 40gSugar: 37gProtein: 7g
Bavarian cream can be frozen easily. It is important to make sure to defrost it in the fridge, the best way is to leave it overnight.
If you don´t want to use gelatin as an animal product, you can replace it with agar-agar. Agar-agar is a vegan product, that is won from red alga. But when using agar-agar, it is important to remember that every manufacturer will gel their product differently. You should definitely check the packaging beforehand.