Coffee Anglaise Dessert

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon coffee syrup, recipe follows
  • 1 vanilla bean, split
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 slices white pound cake
  • 1/2 cup sweetened whipped cream
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • Mint sprigs
  • Espresso powder
  • COFFEE SYRUP:
  • 2 cups strong coffee
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Directions
  • In a saucepan heat milk, coffee syrup and vanilla bean just to a boil. In a mixing bowl lightly whisk egg yolks and sugar. Ladle 1/4 cup of milk mixture into egg mixture, whisking constantly. Pour egg mixture back into saucepan. Stir with a wooden spoon over medium heat until mixture thickens and coats back of spoon. Do not boil mixture or it will curdle. Remove from heat and cool in an ice bath. Or pour into a bowl and cool, stirring frequently. To serve, top sponge cake slices with whipped cream and berries. Pour coffee sauce around and over cake and sprinkle with espresso powder. Garnish with mint sprigs.

COFFEE SYRUP:
  • In a small saucepan heat coffee just to simmering. Stir in sugar and vanilla and simmer 8 minutes, stirring until sugar dissolves; cool before using. Yield: 1 to 1 1/2 cups


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