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Gentleman’s Dessert

This recipe comes courtesy of my mother. In Germany it is commonly known as “Herrencreme” – and is associated with Westphalia, or so I gather. It is typically served on festive occasions – be it a christening or Christmas. A simple, quick recipe that is bound to impress. Ingredients 1 lt. milk. 1 vanilla pod or vanilla essence. 2 whole eggs. 2 egg yokes. 80 gr. sugar or 100 ml dark maple syrup. 3 tsp. arrow root or corn flour 200 ml whipping cream. 2 tbs. rum or cognac or whiskey. 100 gr grated chocolate. Directions Whisk the sugar, eggs and flour together. If you are using essence of vanilla add it as well. Set to one side Pour the milk and vanilla pod into a saucepan. Heat-up on a medium heat making sure not to boil the milk. When the milk is steaming remove from the heat and remove the vanilla pod. Cut the vanilla pod down the centre and scrape out the seeds and stir them back into the milk. Rinse the pod …