Sometimes called crème anglaise, serve this sauce with sweet pies, tarts and puddings.
Vanilla adds a lovely flavour to custard but you can add other flavourings such as a little grated orange zest or 2 tbsp rum, brandy or flavoured liqueur to the finished custard.
A very nice and easy substitute for traditional Creme Anglaise - giving one the option to flavour with anything (I used Brandy). It came out lovely and foamy too, like a cappuccino! - 03 Nov 2010