crème anglaise

noun
crème an·​glaise | \-äŋ-ˈglāz, -aŋ-, -äⁿ-ˈglez\

Definition of crème anglaise 

: a vanilla-flavored custard sauce usually served with desserts

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Refrigerated, they can be held overnight in that cold liquid, meaning that the entire dessert can be make in advance, as the creme anglaise will keep for several days. Jessica Battilana, San Francisco Chronicle, "Repertoire: Oeufs a la Neige, with guidance from State Bird’s Nicole Krasinski," 22 Mar. 2018 Ribbons of creme anglaise, a thin custard made with sugar, egg yolks and milk, are key to the creaminess. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Drink This! Vanilla milkshake at Maillard Tavern gets it right," 23 Feb. 2018 The move here is the chocolate potato doughnut with creme anglaise. Natalie Compton, Los Angeles Magazine, "Portland Flights Are Dirt Cheap Right Now, and Here’s What to Do When You Get There," 20 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of crème anglaise

1975, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crème anglaise

French, literally, English cream

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crème anglaise

noun

English Language Learners Definition of crème anglaise

: a sweet sauce made with cream that is usually served with desserts

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