• cups milk
  • ½ vanilla bean
  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon rum


  1. Boil the milk with the scrapings of the vanilla bean.
  2. Meantime whip the egg whites with 2 tablespoons sugar till they form peaks.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl mix egg yolks, ½ cup sugar and the flour. Pour into the hot milk. Stir the mixture, without stopping, over low heat until it starts bubbling. Immediately turn off heat.
  4. Without delay mix in the beaten egg whites and rum. (Omit rum if you prefer.)
  5. Serve with spongecake-type desserts, Golden Dumpling Cake, puddings, etc.