This Polish dessert was renamed papal cream cake after it was learned that Pope John Paul II ate this as a youth, and apparently, he was quite fond of this delicious pastry.
It is pretty high-profile dessert, now; and the story of how Karol Wojtyla, enjoyed this creamy pastry delight from his friend's father's bakery, is endearing.
It is the perfect choice of celebratory food, as we celebrate this 1st special occasion.
On the first anniversary feast day of Pope St. John Paul II - we enjoy the kremowka papieska!
The Pastry Cream recipe I found, turned out to be DELICIOUS. It was so easy to make. Six basic ingredients: milk, sugar, vanilla, salt, cornstarch & egg yolks. It took about 15 minutes to make this delicious custard cream filling.
I cheated and used a pre-made puff pastry; so, I didn't need the butter after all. The entire dessert (from start to finish) took less than an hour...that includes clean up. I did have the frozen pastry dough thawed prior to my baking and prep time.
This was my first time making this dessert. Perfect for a first time anniversary!
You can find the full step by step recipe for Papal Cream Cake here.
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