Recipe from: 14 April 2010

Ingredients 5
Time 10 mins
  • 10
    Egg yolks
  • 1/2
  • 250
    Castor sugar
  • 350
    Cognac (or brandy)
  • 2
    Vanilla extract


15 mins
Whisk the egg yolks, the sugar and the salt until thickened and then trickle in the brandy, beating as you trickle.

Pour the mixture into a saucepan and warm over a low heat, whisking continuously – be patient because if you allow it to boil, all the alcohol will evaporate.

It’s ready as soon as you can coat the back of a spoon..

Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in the vanilla extract (make very sure it’s vanilla extract and not essence).

Serve with whipped cream and dust with cocoa powder.

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