crème anglaise


crème an·​glaise -äŋ-ˈglāz How to pronounce crème anglaise (audio)
: a vanilla-flavored custard sauce usually served with desserts

Examples of crème anglaise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Or creme anglaise, ice cream or lemon curd., 17 Sep. 2020 None of her creations, though, achieved the status of her coconut-pecan cake, a majestic confection of finely ground toasted coconut and pecans served with a creme anglaise. Bob Carlton |, al, 3 Mar. 2022 Business and first-class passengers can also expect mashed sweet potatoes, blanched broccolini, and pecan tarts with passion fruit cream, chocolate sauce, and creme anglaise. Meena Thiruvengadam, Travel + Leisure, 23 Nov. 2021 The signature Honeyberry pancakes include a berry mascarpone filling, fresh berries, vanilla creme anglaise and blackberry coulis. Evan Casey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Apr. 2021 The most original marries sponge cake and passionfruit coulis, a confection finished with black sesame seeds and a ring of creme anglaise. Washington Post, 6 Nov. 2020 And, from Molnar, there will always be bread (a full baguette this menu) and shared dessert (gallette de fruit with buttermilk creme anglaise). Louisa Chu,, 4 Aug. 2020 Last month, the vegan ice cream piloted at Washington, D.C. fine dining restaurant Equinox, where chefs also used the base for a creme anglaise and semifreddo. Janelle Bitker,, 7 Nov. 2019 Among the appetizer options: cured Scottish salmon, beet and goat cheese salad, roasted carrots or truffled potato with chorizo sausage, Desserts include apple tart, creme brulee, chocolate mousse or passion fruit creme anglaise. Michael Mayo,, 31 July 2019

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Word History


French, literally, English cream

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crème anglaise was in 1975

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“Crème anglaise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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