- 4 oz egg yolks (about 6 yolks)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 cups milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Add milk to saucepot and heat until a simmer.
While cream is being heated, mix sugar and yolks together in a bowl.
Add a small amount of the hot milk to the yolk mixture and mix. Then add the yolk mixture to hot milk. Continue cooking over med - low heat while stirring constantly. Cook until it thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and add vanilla (or any other flavorings).
Strain in a very fine strainer. Cool in an ice water bath.
This sauce can be flavored with chocolate (2 oz semisweet chocolate), flavored liqueurs (such as Godiva), or coffee.