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Chiboust Cream

Chiboust Cream is pastry cream with stiffly beaten egg whites folded into it.

It can be flavoured with chocolate, liqueurs, orange zest, and / or vanilla. Vanilla is the most common flavouring.

It can be served plain and chilled on its own, or used as a filling for cakes or pastries. It is used, for instance, in Gâteau Saint-Honoré.

Some recipes now use whipped cream or Meringue Italienne instead of beaten egg white. Some recipes also add gelatin to get a better, longer-lasting set.

In a modern version, you make the pastry cream (only lightly sweetened, as more sugar comes with the egg whites), then add the gelatin (leaf gelatin dissolved in some cold water), then add the flavouring. Then, you beat the egg whites, sweeten them with sugar, and fold them in.

Many people in France now disagree about the best version of Chiboust Cream.

History Notes

Some people speculate that it may have originated with a pastry chef named Chiboust, who had a pastry shop on the rue Saint Honoré in Paris (sometime in the 1840s.)

See also:


Aboukir Almonds; Applesauce; Bananas Foster; Belgian Waffles; Bhapa Doi; Cakes; Cassata Gelata; Cassata; Cherries Jubilee; Chiboust Cream; Compote; Cookies; Cream Tea; Crème d'amandes; Crème Plombières; Cumberland Rum Butter; Deep-Fried Foods; Desserts; Doughnuts; Dumplings; Dutch Crunch Topping; French Toast; Halvah; Hard Sauce; Hattit Kit; Ice Cream; Lemon Curd; Manju; Meringue; Mishti Doi; Mochi; Mousse; Pasticcini; Pastry Cream; Pies & Tarts; Pokerounce; Poor Knights of Windsor; Puddings; Semifreddo; Somloi Galuska; Spumoni; Tavuk Gögsü; Timbale Brillat-Savarin; Tiramisù; Tortoni; Vark; Waffles

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Also called:

Saint-Honoré Cream; Crème Chiboust, Crème Saint-Honoré (French)


Oulton, Randal. "Chiboust Cream." CooksInfo.com. Published 22 June 2006; revised 12 March 2010. Web. Accessed 03/20/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/chiboust-cream>.

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