recipe for vanilla sauce for pound cake
August 24, 2007 11:27 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a recipe for what I think is a combination of vanilla sauce and vanilla pudding. My grandmother used to make it and would serve it poured over pound cake. It had eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla. The pudding/sauce itself tasted a lot like the pudding in Kozy Shack's rice pudding but of a thinner consistency. I've found a lot of vanilla sauce recipes which seem similar except they all call for egg yolks instead of whole eggs. Does anyone know about the sauce/pudding that I'm referring to and do you happen to have a recipe for it?
posted by GlowWyrm to Food & Drink (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It's called custard, and can sometimes be thickened with corn starch.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:29 AM on August 24, 2007

You might also be thinking of creme anglaise.
posted by crickets at 11:54 AM on August 24, 2007

We always called it hard sauce, or vanilla sauce. Best poured over pound cake or apple brown betty. I make it once a month or so. Here's a recipe for it calling for whole eggs. The ingredients are vanilla, sugar, cream and eggs.
posted by iconomy at 12:00 PM on August 24, 2007

it's a custard, which is also creme anglaise. the dead-simplest way to make it is melt a good-quality french vanilla ice cream.
posted by thinkingwoman at 1:14 PM on August 24, 2007 [1 favorite]

That is brilliant.
posted by crickets at 1:31 PM on August 24, 2007

Yep, good old custard. The yolk-only recipes are traditionally for pouring, while the whole-egg ones suit baking, because the whites help the custard solidify.
posted by holgate at 2:46 PM on August 24, 2007

Thanks for all your responses. :)
posted by GlowWyrm at 5:41 PM on August 24, 2007

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