Hallie from the Wordy Baker asked if I had a Vanillesoße recipe to go with the rote grütze recipe that I recently posted. (Sidenote: Check out Hallie’s blog! She shares some great recipes — Oreo Cheesecake Ice Cream, anyone?) This sounded like a great way to enjoy some rote grütze and my Culinary Austria cookbook did indeed have a recipe for what I think is the Austrian equivalent, Vanillesauce.
1/2 liter (16 oz) milk, divided
100 grams (3 1/2 oz) granulated sugar
20 grams (3/4 oz) vanilla sugar*
2 egg yolks
1. Slowly bring half the milk and the granulated sugar to a boil.
2. Meanwhile, mix the rest of the milk with the vanilla sugar and egg yolks. Once the milk/granulated sugar mixture is boiling, pour in the milk/vanilla sugar mixture while whisking constantly.
3. Reduce the heat, give a short hard boil, and remove from heat to cool.
4. Season with rum to taste.
TIP: You can make a thicker, richer custard if you substitute half the milk with cream.
*Vanilla sugar is available on amazon.com