Vanilla Crème Anglaise

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck

Yield: Makes 1 cup
Total:
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 20 Minutes
Total: 20 Minutes


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

  1. 1. Heat milk and cream in a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat just until bubbles and steam appear (do not boil).
  2. 2. Reduce heat to low. Whisk together egg yolks, sugar, and salt in a bowl; gradually whisk in one-fourth of hot milk mixture. Gradually add warm egg mixture to remaining hot milk mixture, whisking constantly; cook, whisking constantly, 7 minutes or until mixture thinly coats the back of a wooden spoon. Remove from heat. Whisk in vanilla.
  3. 3. Pour though a fine wire-mesh strainer into a bowl. Serve warm.
  4. Brought to the table by blogger Nealey Dozier (dixiecaviar.com).
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