128 Coffee-Bean Sauce

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By Michel Guérard

Published 1978

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Sauce aux grains de café ‘The smoothness of crème anglaise and the flavour of coffee’


Main ingredients

  • 250 ml (scant ½ pint) milk
  • 75 g (


  1. Bring the milk and 35 g (1¼ oz) of the sugar to the boil in the medium-sized saucepan.
  2. When the milk boils add the ground coffee. Cover, remove from the heat and leave to infuse for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, put the egg yolks and the remaining sugar into a bowl and beat for a minute with a whisk, until the mixture lightens and becomes pale.
  4. Add