Many people prefer the more sophisticated flavor of a vanilla bean over extract, but extract turns out delicious and everyone has that in the pantry.
And might even say better because I used half of a vanilla bean instead of extract.
If you do that, split the bean lengthwise and put it right in the 2 cups of milk before you start heating the saucepan.
Then guiltily ate the leftover from the carton the next day! Remove saucepan from heat and stir vanilla extract into sauce.
Can't wait to make it again! Starchy and sugary, these spuds are often featured in beloved family recipes like casseroles, pies, breads, and more.
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