If you have been following our blog, you know by now that I do not have a sweet tooth. Thank goodness for me and my dieting resolution, Stefano does not either. This means that, unless I’m hosting a dinner, we always finish our meals with fruit. However, every rule has an exception and our daughter is more than happy to offer us the occasion to break the routine.
Whenever she craves something sweet, I try to add a twist to her fruit. One of my “twists” is this vanilla cream that goes beautifully with any kind of berry. It takes only a few minutes to make, it’s very light (a detail not to be underestimated considering that the warm season is upon us) and when you are done gulping it down, there is hardly any sense of guilt left around… After all, you just had a bowl of fruit, right? 😉
1 cup, milk
A quarter of a vanilla bean
2 Tbsp, sugar
2 Tbsp, flour
1 cup, diced strawberries
1/2 cup, blueberries
In a small pot, pour the milk. Cut the quarter vanilla bean in half lengthwise. With the help of a knife, gently scrape the seeds out of the bean and add the seeds to the milk. Start warming the milk on a very low heat. In a bowl, whisk the egg and the sugar. Add the flour and whisk until you obtain a smooth mixture. When the milk is hot, add the egg mixture to the milk and keep whisking for 10/15 minutes.
Put the berries in two serving bowls or glasses, pour some of the cream on top of each one and serve while the cream is still warm.