Floating Island Dessert

2020-11-10
  • Yield: 4
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 25m
  • Ready In: 35m

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    117.4
  • Fat

    5.2 g
  • Saturated Fat

    1.7 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat

    0.7 g
  • Cholesterol

    215.0 mg
  • Sodium

    126.7 mg
  • Potassium

    263.9 mg
  • Carbohydrate

    6.6 g
  • Fiber

    0.0 g
  • Sugars

    0.0 g
  • Protein

    10.4 g
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Floating island dessert. Very delicious and easy dessert baked in an oven and served with homemade sugar syrup. You may also like Coffee Whipped Cream Dessert

Floating Island Dessert

Ingredients

  • 5 egg yolks
  • 2 cups (500 ml) milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white at room temperature
  • water

Method

Step 1

In a double broiler over hot, not boiling water, combine egg yolks, milk, salt, and 3/4 cup (180 g) granulated sugar. Cook, stirring, until mixture thickens and coats spoon (about 15 minutes).

Step 2

Pour custard into 4 dessert dishes. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled (for about 1 hour).

Step 3

In a small mixing bowl, using a whisker, whisk egg white until soft peaks form. Gradually sprinkle in 2 tablespoons granulated sugar. Beat until completely dissolved.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C). Onto 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) cold water in 8" by 8" (20x20cm) baking dish, drop beaten egg white in 4 mounds. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Step 5

Using a slotted spoon, remove each light brown meringue from water. Drain on spoon over paper towels. Slip onto custard in dessert dishes.

Step 6

On a heavy,1-quart (1L) saucepan, heat 3 tablespoons sugar, stirring constantly, until smooth and amber (for about 3 minutes).

Step 7

Remove saucepan from heat and set aside for a couple of minutes. Using a spoon, quickly drizzle the sugar syrup over each dessert.

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