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Nanci Courtney's Cremé Anglaise

Yield 2 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make It

  1. Heat whipping cream in a heavy saucepan over medium heat until hot.

  2. Whisk together yolks and sugar in a heavy saucepan until blended. Add hot whipping cream in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly.

  3. Cook mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick enough to coat a spoon (do not boil). Remove from heat. Immediately place pan in a bowl of ice, and let stand, stirring constantly, until cool. Stir in vanilla. Chill until ready to serve or up to 2 days.