Crème Anglaise, or "English Cream," is a delicious pourable custard. Serve it alongside sweet pies, tarts, or chocolate desserts, or use it as a base for making ice cream.
Vanilla adds a lovely flavour to custard but you can add other flavourings such as a little grated orange zest or 2 tablespoons of brandy, rum or liqueur to the custard.
I've made this a half dozen times now - a quick, easy tasty dessert - I use extra corn flour to thicken it up a bit - 14 Jun 2011
mmmmm, really yummy custard - 12 Aug 2010
So much nicer to do it this way rather than using custard powder. Beware: do not let the mixture come to a simmer at step 4 or it will have a slightly lumpy 'scrambled' appearance - disaster!! - 22 Feb 2010