Vanilla Bean Creme Anglaise

Vanilla Bean Creme Anglaise


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A whole vanilla bean gives this custard a delicious flavour. You can also add some flavoured liqueur for a different taste.


Serves: 12 

  • 1 cup (250ml) light cream
  • 1/2 cup (125g) white sugar, divided
  • 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine cream, 1/4 cup (60g) sugar and vanilla bean.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together egg yolks and remaining 1/4 cup (60g) sugar until smooth.
  3. When cream mixture comes just to a boil, remove from heat and remove vanilla bean. Whisk a small amount of hot cream into the egg yolk mixture, then pour egg yolk mixture into remaining hot cream and whisk until smooth. Return to medium heat and cook, stirring, until mixture coats the back of a metal spoon. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Serve warm or cold.

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