Mix sugar, salt and cornstarch in a sauce pan and mix thoroughly. Gradually stir in milk and blend till smooth.
Set over med. heat stirring constantly until it bubbles. Remove from heat
In a separate bowl whisk eggs and then gradually add hot mix in, whisking while you do it to prevent the eggs from scrambling. Put the mixture back on the heat till it bubbles once again. Remove and add Almond extract and butter. Stir just till the butter in melted and combined.
Place plastic wrap directly on the sauce to prevent a skin forming. Place in fridge till cold.
When your ready to serve. Whip the whipping cream till stiff (don't add sugar, the sauce will have enough sweetness) fold the whip cream into the almond cream and server over Warm Date Pudding
You can use this for any cake or tarts, ect. Enjoy