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Wow! Based on the response I got to Buttercream Trivia yesterday, it seems you guys really love your buttercream! I had so much fun doing that! If you missed it, it is in my highlight reel! Test your own buttercream knowledge!
My post comparing all of the different styles of buttercream is updated and on the front page of my site. There you can find all the links to my different buttercream recipes. But today, I'll go ahead and share the German one here since you guys were so interested in it! You HAVE to try it if you haven't before. It is my absolute favorite!
GERMAN BUTTERCREAM INGREDIENTS
* 1 1/2 cups (355 ml) milk
* 1 cup (200 gr) granulated sugar
* 1/3 cup (38 gr) cornstarch
* 3 large eggs, room temperature
* 1 TBSP (15 ml) vanilla extract or vanilla paste
* 2 1/2 cups (5 sticks, 570 gr) unsalted butter, room temperature
1.) Place the milk in a saucepan over medium heat.
2.) Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, and eggs until well combined.
3.) Once the milk starts simmering, slowly pour about half of the milk into the egg mixture while whisking continuously. It can be helpful to nestle the mixing bowl in a damp kitchen towel to stabilize the bowl.
4.) Pour the milk/egg mixture back into the pot with the remaining milk and cook over medium/low heat, whisking continuously, until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Once the mixture is boiling, turn the heat to low, and continue whisking vigorously for 2 minutes. The mixture will look lumpy at first but will smooth out as it cooks.
5.) Remove the custard from the heat and whisk in the vanilla extract. Pour into a shallow dish and press a piece of plastic wrap right on the surface of it. Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
6.) In the bowl of the stand mixer fit with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium high speed for about 5 minutes.
7.) Add the custard to the mixing bowl one spoonful at a time while the mixer is still running.
8.) Switch to the whisk attachment and whip on medium/high speed for about 4 minutes.