This sauce is based on a classic vanilla anglaise, a sauce thickened with egg yolks and served cold over berries, chocolate cake or with a hot fruit pie. It was invented by the French but called anglaise (or "English" in French) because they observed the English always pouring a light colored cream liquid on their desserts. That liquid was what the British call "pouring cream," and it's a very thick flavorful cold cream they serve with dessert in a pitcher and pour it over everything.
Recipe courtesy of Gale Gand
Show: Sweet Dreams
Nutmeg Vanilla Sauce
Total:
20 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
3 cups
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
20 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
3 cups
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Directions

Heat the milk, nutmeg, and vanilla in a saucepan over medium heat, whisking occasionally to make sure the mixture doesn't burn or stick to the bottom of the pan. When the cream mixture reaches a fast simmer (do not let it boil), turn off the heat and let the flavors infuse for 10 minutes.

In a bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar. In a thin stream, whisk the cream mixture into the egg yolk mixture. Pour the egg-cream mixture back into the saucepan.

Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon to 180 degrees F. At 160 degrees F, the mixture will give off a puff of steam. When the mixture reaches 180 degrees it will be thickened and creamy, like eggnog. If you don't have a thermometer, test it by dipping a wooden spoon into the mixture. Run your finger down the back of the spoon. If the stripe remains clear, the mixture is ready; if the edges blur, the mixture is not quite thick enough yet. When it is ready, quickly remove it from the heat and pour it though a fine-meshed strainer into a container in an ice bath to cool. Keep chilled and serve cold.

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