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Desserts, Sauces and Condiments

Coffee Custard Sauce

Total time: 30 minutes | Makes about 4 1/2 cups

Chocolate sauce

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, room temperature

Step 1Heat the cream in a saucepan over medium heat until bubbles form around the edges, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the chocolate and butter. Remove the pan from the stove and stir until the chocolate and butter have melted. Transfer the mixture to a blender and blend until very smooth, 1 minute.

Vanilla sauce

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 vanilla bean, split down the middle
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon ground coffee

Step 1Combine the milk, cream and vanilla bean in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat until bubbles form around the edges, 6 to 8 minutes.

Step 2Beat the sugar and yolks together in a medium bowl until thick, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour about half the milk mixture into the eggs, stirring constantly. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook, stirring until the sauce thickens slightly, about 3 to 4 minutes.


  • Vanilla Sauce
  • Chocolate Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground coffee beans

Step 1Strain the Vanilla Sauce into the Chocolate Sauce. Stir in the ground coffee.

Note: Serve this with the Chocolate Bread Pudding.
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