"This creme anglaise is delicious especially when you use the vanilla bean to flavor. You can also use flavored liqueur to change the taste." — MESHEL
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white sugar, divided
vanilla bean, halved lengthwise
This anglaise was wonderful over mixed berries. As another reviewer put to aptly, it thickened up beautifully and velvety smooth. This is the perfect touch to a decadent dessert or a very simple one. We prefer ours a little less sweet, so I will reduce sugar to 1/4 to 1/3 cup next time.Thanks Meshel!
Nice directions and straightforward to prepare. Thickened nicely. Thought it tasted too "eggy" although I had no curdling or evidence of solids in my sauce. Compared ingredients to other versions (including Julia Child) and the cream in the other versions was twice the amount in this one. Think I will double the cream next time to cut back on the egg flavor.
Very good over fresh strawberries. I didn't have the vanilla bean, so I added a splash of vanilla extract to the egg yolks. Really good flavor and my butter was salted, but didn't seem to make a difference. Yes it's sweet but a little goes a long way. Thanks for this yummy treat Meshel.
This recipe is a bit sweet. If you have a rich dessert
I would suggest that you lower the sugar amount to 1/3 cup.
Other than that suggestion, this Anglaise is good enough to
eat all by itself. It thickened up nicely and is velvety
Good, but a bit too sweet. I wish I read the previous reviews and cut down on the sugar. Rather than buying half and half I decided to use up the little bit heavy whipping cream I had left over and mixed in some lowfat milk at the very end to thin it out.
I made this to put on top of bread pudding. I'd never made a vanilla sauce before, but it looked easy enough. I halved the recipe and instead of cream, I used whole (homo) milk and vanilla extract. Other reviewers said to not let it cook too long, so I watched it carefully and I also strained it before serving. It came out perfectly, even using the lower fat milk. It was delicious warm, and wonderful cold the next day. Yummy!
i used 2 tsp vanilla in place of the bean. same amount of sugar as i have a sweet tooth so it didn't seem like a lot. keep stirring when you pour the egg mixture into the cream mixture. stir continuously while heating. remove from heat as soon as it starts thickening. also, strain it before serving to get rid of the few lumps and to get a perfect consistency. it was the perfect accompaniment for a bread pudding i made from here.
This is a lovely custard sauce. Very decadent. Mine came out too yellow - I should've known sooner that I was suppose to whip the egg yolks and sugar until almost white. My first time using vanilla bean, so there were some black specks floating - I later learnt that that was normal. Also, the heat was probably a bit too high coz the custard turned into little globs. I solved this by using a handheld blender after taking the saucepan off the stove. This made the custard sauce velvety smooth! Had this with bread pudding. Was really good!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Creme Anglaise II
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 51
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