My Own Vanilla Sauce

We are having company for dinner tomorrow night and I baked a whipped cream cake (on this site) and I added 1/4 cup of baking chocolate powder (not cocoa). I thought it needed a different perk and I thought of a vanilla sauce.

After a lengthy search, I thought I would try something on my own and you should try it. It is truly bowl licking good.

  • 2 tbsp. good cornstarch
  • 1  1/2 cups milk, divided
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

In a small bowl, sprinkle the cornstarch on 1/2 cup milk and whisk to dissolve. Add the sugar and egg yolks  and whisk really well. Add the vanilla and mix in.

Pour the milk and cream in a heavy sauce pan and bring to a simmer and whisk in the egg mixture gradually.

Continue mixing with a wooden spoon until it comes to a boil. Remove from heat, strain through a metal sieve in a bowl. Cover with plastic, making sure to touch the surface. Let cool down completely and put in refrigerator. (If making 1 day ahead). When ready to serve, reheat the bowl over a pan of simmering water.

Scoop the cake out into pretty serving bowls and put a generous scoop of this liquid gold over the cake.

I took a sample down to Don and we both were trying to lick the bowl. What can I say? Yup, it’s yummy!

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