Rich Vanilla Sauce

"A man is better pleased when he has a good dinner, than when his wife talks Greek."

- Dr. Samuel Johnson, from the General Foods Kitchens Cookbook, 1959.

 

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Rich Vanilla Sauce

 

Submitted by:

Stacey D-J

Servings:

2 cups

Preparation time:

30 minutes

Ingredients:

1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar

5 egg yolks (that’s right, 5!)

1 teaspoon cornstarch

2 cups half-and-half

2 ˝ teaspoons vanilla

Directions:

In a heavy saucepan, mix sugar, yolks, and cornstarch until well-blended. In another saucepan, heat half-and-half to boiling; slowly pour into egg mixture, stirring with a wire whisk. Cook over low heat, stirring, until custard heavily coats the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Place plastic wrap directly on the surface and cool. Serve chilled with berries.

Notes:

Extraordinarily rich, wonderful and very pretty when spooned over berries in goblets…..Janie, this is another one to add to the list of things to eat when we’re terminal!