- 4 eggs or 8 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
- 2 1/2 cups skim or low-fat milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
In large saucepan, beat together eggs, sugar and
salt, if desired. Stir in milk. Cook over low heat,
stirring constantly, until mixture is thick enough to
coat a metal spoon and reaches 160& 176;F. Remove
from heat. Cool quickly by setting pan in bowl of
ice or cold water and stirring for a few minutes.
Stir in vanilla. Cover and chill thoroughly.
(about 3 ½ cups)