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Cremeschnitte Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Chilling Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 35 mins

Cremeschnitte, a fabulous dessert with a flaky puff pastry base, topped with a rich vanilla crème pâtissière and silky whipped cream and pastry flakes. Super easy to make, and so delicious! The dessert is translated cream slices, and it's just that, yummy cream sandwiched by pastry. A great dessert for every celebration!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Romanian
Keyword: puff pastry desserts
Servings: 9 slices
Calories: 436 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 1 ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 500 ml milk
  • 100 g plain flour
  • 80 g caster sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 50 g butter
  • 300 ml whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Pour 250 ml of milk in a jug and add the flour. If you do not have flour, cornflour (corn starch) can be used instead.

  2. Whisk until smooth, or pass through a sieve if there are any lumps formed.

  3. Add the other 250 ml of milk to a pan together with the sugar, and simmer over a low heat for 2-3 minutes, then add the milk and flour mixture and whisk well.

  4. Add the egg yolks and vanilla extract and continue to whisk until the cream thickens well.

  5. Remove from the heat, leave to cool slightly, and add the butter cut into small cubes.

  6. Mix well until the butter is fully incorporated and set aside to cool completely in the fridge.

  7. Pour the whipping cream in a large bowl and beat it with an electric mixer until it forms stiff peaks.

  8. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. (398 Fahrenheit).

  9. Place the ready rolled puff pastry on the back of a baking tray, prick it with a fork in a few places, and pop it in the oven for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.

  10. Remove from the oven and leave it to cool.
  11. Cut the puff pastry in half. Place one half on a large plate and top it first with the cream, then with the whipped cream.
  12. Crush the other half of the puff pastry and use the flakes to sprinkle over the cake.
  13. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, ideally overnight before slicing the cake.

Recipe Notes
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Nutrition Facts
Cremeschnitte Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 436 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 128mg43%
Sodium 147mg6%
Potassium 121mg3%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 805IU16%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 96mg10%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.