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I see many French and Italian pastry shops displaying and serving pastries that are filled with creams and custards, but these were not stored in a display fridge.
Don't all these need fridges because of the dairy in them? Why is this practice so common and how come health inspectors allow this?
asked Apr 22, 2022 at 15:35
Roughly speaking, these confections will spoil more slowly than a glass of milk because they're not as wet.
Somewhat more specifically, most creams and custards contain a lot of sugar and/or butter, both of which will slow down spoilage.
answered Apr 23, 2022 at 13:32