My Dream Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream

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Makes about 3 cups:


1 large whole egg


2 large egg yolks


1 teaspoon kosher salt (1/2 teaspoon fine table salt)


1/2 cup granulated white sugar


1/4 cup corn starch


2 cups whole milk


1 vanilla bean, seeded, plus pure vanilla extract if needed
Tip: Save the scraped pods, and stick them in your sugar container for lovely, vanilla-scented sugar!


4 tablespoons cold butter, cubed


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