Cornetto alla crema

Cornetto alla crema

5 mins Prep · 15 mins Cook

Cornetti (croissants) are a typical Italian breakfast food served with an espresso. They can be filled with a number of fillings. This custard is a quick and easy way to turn a plain croissant into an indulgent breakfast

Created by Spinneys
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Serves Makes 4
Cuisine Italian
Diet Vegetarian
Preparation Easy
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories 411
Fat 18.8g
Saturates 10g
Protein 9.6g
Carbs 50.9g
Sugars 18.2g
Given the cook-at-home nature of Spinneys and natural variations in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details

Cooking Instructions

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Place the milk and vanilla essence in a saucepan and bring to a boil.


Separate the egg yolks from the whites.


Whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, corn flour and cream in a separate pot.


While whisking, slowly pour the hot milk into the egg-yolk mixture and combine completely. Place the pot on a medium heat and cook until thickened. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely.


Pour the mixture into a piping bag.


Pierce three holes through the bottom of the croissants and fill them with the custard.


Serve the cornetti with a dusting of icing sugar.