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Coffee Crème Anglaise


From EatingWell:  December 1997

A couple of egg yolks are all you need to make a thick, rich cream sauce.

About 2 1/4 cups | Active Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 2 hours (includes chilling time)



  1. Whisk egg yolks, sugar and salt in a small bowl until smooth.
  2. Heat milk and coffee granules in a small heavy saucepan over low heat until steaming. Gradually add to the egg mixture, whisking constantly. Return mixture to saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, 7 to 8 minutes (an instant-read thermometer should read 160°F). Do not let sauce simmer.
  3. Strain the sauce through a fine sieve into a clean bowl. Stir in vanilla. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.


Per tablespoon : 17 Calories; 0 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 12 mg Cholesterol; 3 g Carbohydrates; 1 g Protein; 0 g Fiber; 24 mg Sodium; 4 mg Potassium

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