Yield: 1 Servings
|½ \N||Vanilla bean; split lengthwise|
|5 larges||Egg yolks|
|1 tablespoon||Dark rum; or to taste|
In a small heavy saucepan bring half and half just to a boil with vanilla bean and remove pan from heat. Scrape seeds from bean with a knife into half-and-half, reserving pod for another use if desired. In a bowl whisk together yolks, sugar and a pinch of salt and whisk in hot half-and- half in a stream. Return custard to pan and cook over moderately low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until thickened (170 degrees on a candy thermometer), but do not let boil. Pour sauce through a fine sieve into a bowl and cool, stirring occasionally. Stir in rum. Chill sauce, covered, until very cold, at least 2 hours and up to 2 days.
Yield: 2¼ cups
Recipe by: Cooking Live Show #CL8928 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #720 by "Angele and Jon Freeman" <jfreeman@...> on Aug 4, 1997