Creme Anglaise
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Serves: 1½ cups
  • 3 tablespoons Whole Earth Sweetener Baking Blend, divided
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 vanilla bean pod*
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, if needed*
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 – 3 tablespoons Irish whiskey
  1. Add half the Whole Earth Sweetener Baking Blend sugar to the milk in a small saucepan and whisk well. Heat until the milk is steaming and simmering around the edges of the pan. Do not allow to boil.
  2. Once it is beginning to simmer, turn off the heat and add the vanilla bean pod (please see notes
  3. regarding vanilla bean pod).
  4. Add the remaining Baking Blend and egg yolks together. Whisk until the yolks are slightly lighter in color – about a minute of vigorous whisking.
  5. Slowly drizzle in about ⅓ of the hot milk to the egg yolks while continuously whisking the egg yolks.
  6. Slowly add the egg yolk and milk mixture back into the saucepan with the remaining milk. Continuously whisk the milk mixture while adding in the yolks.
  7. Turn the heat back on medium-low and stir until the mixture thickens. When you stick a wooden spoon
  8. in and run your finger down the back of the spoon you should see a line where you run your finger. This is when you know the mixture is thickened enough.
  9. Remove from heat and put the mixture through a fine mesh strainer, discarding the vanilla bean pod.
  10. Stir in the vanilla extract if needed, the salt, and the Irish whiskey one tablespoon at a time.
Recipe by A Cookie Named Desire at