Creme Patissiere is a lovely thicker custard made from egg yolks. Most people I know use supermarket custard powder with milk and they get custard. In the culinary world this creme patissiere is confectioners custard. This is way better than store bought custard - and even more delicious if you use vanilla pods/beans. My custard pancake is a lovely dessert to try out if you want to taste the difference yourself. You can also make paté sucre - sweet flan pastry tart cases, fill it up with creme patissiere and decorate it beautifully with all kinds of fruits in season.