Combine milk and cream in heavy medium saucepan. Scrape in seeds from vanilla bean; add bean. Bring milk mixture to simmer. Remove from heat.
Whisk egg yolks and sugar in medium bowl to blend. Gradually whisk hot milk mixture into yolk mixture. Return custard to saucepan. Stir over low heat until custard thickens and leaves path on back of spoon when finger is drawn across, about 5 minutes (do not boil). Strain sauce into bowl. Cover and chill. (Can be made 1 day ahead.)
How would you rate Crème Anglaise?
This is a delicious recipe and very easy to make. You just have to be patient. Quite therapeutic, stirring with a wooden spoon as it thickens. Took about 10 minutes for me. I doubled the recipe and four of us nearly polished it all off. Very popular with the English folk I served it to. They love their "custard."
This is the traditional way to make creme anglaise and you can see there is no cornstarch in this recipe. that is the shortcut way. note this recipe takes much longer to come to exact thickness w/o boiling than 5 min. I've always use a double boiler. Good luck. not a recipe for anyone who isn't patient. but well worth it.
You HAVE to boil the slurry because the cornstarch will not activate to thicken.
What do you strain it in?
I used this recipe as a guide. I used raw honey instead of sugar, and all whole milk instead of 1/2 cup whole milk, 1/2 cup whipping cream. Also used non-alcoholic vanilla flavoring in place of vanilla bean. It took about 15-20 minutes to thicken over low heat but it thickened as described. Delicious!
A tiny bit too sweet if to serve with something already sweet like a chocolate cake, also a little eggy in taste, I will strain the egg yolk next time to reduce the egg smell or try with just two yolks. Also it took a lot longer than 5 minutes to thicken but I made it and it tastes really good! Looking forward to licking the pot 🙂
I'll review again after the fact, but I already know .
Will be making this for the first time in a few days to go with Grand Marnier Souffle. After reading the review from Mill Valley, I'm thinking I should buy at least double all ingredients. since it sounds like it I'm left alone in the kitchen, I might not have any left over to serve with the souffle. Yum!
I made this to go with part of my husbands birthday breakfast. Berry French Toast with Raspberry Sauce and Crème Anglaise. Orgsmic.
This is the real deal. Do yourself a favor and double it.
I had to make this twice. I ate the ENTIRE first d-o-u-b-l-e batch right after I made it. YUMMERS! Actually, I found the first batch to be a little sweet for my tastes—I preferred 2 TBSP or 1/4C of sugar for the double batch. I also overcooked the 1st batch—almost simmering it and then curdling it—improved slightly with sieving. still tasted GREAT. Be sure to cover the pudding top with pl wrap touching the surface to stop a skin from forming.
This recipe is fabulous. I followed the instructions and it worked perfectly. It was divine with mixed berries — I put a splash of Grand Marnier on the berries before drizzling with Creme. I also made sure berries and Creme were at room temp. Mine was a touch sweet — but my fault I think for using heaped tablespoons of sugar. Yum Yum will definitely do again.
This recipe is perfect. I tripled it when I made it for a dinner party where I served it with mixed berries and Sara Lee pound cake and it got rave reviews and requests for the recipe. I followed the tip to keep whisking continuously until it reached the desired thickness and it worked flawlessly!
This is a delicious, classic creme anglaise. With only 5 minutes cooking time, this will remain a sauce. For a consistency closer to a pastry cream for filling an eclair, doubling the cooking time thickens it up. The ingredient proportions are perfect.
Perfect every time. I drizzle this creme anglaise on a mixed berry compote crepe I prepare at my booth at a local farmers market. Everyone loves it. 🙂