"Crème Anglaise"

4 Reviews
100% would make this recipe again

A light version of the rich custard sauce to accompany desserts.


1 cup milk, partly skimmed, 2% 250 mL
1/2 tsp vanilla extract 2.5 mL
1 egg yolks
1 tbsp sugar 12 g
1 tbsp white flour (all purpose) 8 g
1/2 cup whipping cream 35% 125 mL

Before you start

Using a bain-marie, reduces the risk of boiling (and spoiling) this heat-sensitive sauce.


  1. Pour the milk into a saucepan with the vanilla and bring to a boil. Set aside.
  2. Separate the egg white and yolk. Set the white aside in a glass jar with a lid and put it in the refrigerator or freezer for a future use. Put the yolk in the upper part of a bain-marie, add the sugar then beat a few minutes until the mixture is pale yellow in colour. Stir in the flour, mix well, then slowly pour in the hot milk with constant stirring. Cook about 5 min until the sauce thickens and will coat the back of a spoon.
  3. Transfer the custard to a pitcher or bowl and let it cool down, stirring occasionally to avoid a skin forming on the surface. Add the cream just before serving.


The sauce can be kept for 4 days, covered, in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (110 g)


% Daily Value




15 g

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Saturated 8.6 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

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110 mg


40 mg

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9 g

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0 g

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7 g

Net Carbs

9 g


4 g

Vitamin A

0 %

Vitamin C

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1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 0
Milk and Alternatives 0
Meat and Alternatives 0
Fats 0
Other Foods 0

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4 Reviews (4 with rating only) 100% would make this recipe again

This recipe is in the following categories

Dairy | Eggs | Sauces & Dips | Halal | Kosher | Vegetarian

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