|Iles Flottantes or Floating Islands|
After weeks of French Friday picks, that were almost non recipes, we have a challenge! Leave it to the French to come up with a dessert, that’s a real show stopper, and yet quite easy to prepare. I made mine over two days (chill time). Day one making the Creme Anglaise custard, and day two making the meringue and serving! This was amazingly delicious!! So delicious in fact, I couldn’t eat it alone. I had to share it! However, that presented a problem for me. I was making them late in the afternoon, and I knew they would be perfect for dessert. That is perfect, if my husband hadn’t been on South Beach for two weeks now! How could I indulge in such a heavenly dessert, without sharing it with him? I felt like a saboteur! I, who have been making carb free meals for him for the last few weeks, not to mention all the lectures I gave him on his health, was going to ask him to share these wonderfully delicious Floating Islands! So, after we ate yet another carb free meal (I am so craving pasta) I brought out the Floating Islands! “Are these on my diet” he asked? “No" I said. "But, you have to try these, they are incredible!" Really!! I so hate, eating something so wonderful alone! I told him they were a reward for being so good, and sticking to his diet. OK, I know I was wrong but, these were amazing!
|Whisking egg yolks and sugar|
|Heating the cream and milk|
|The ice bath|
This was a delectable dessert and definitely worth the time and effort! Ask Bill…he thought so!! Happy Friday everyone!
This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspans Cookbook “Around My French Table” . It can also be found here. However, if you choose to make the Creme Anglaise you can find Dories recipe here. To see what my fellow Dorista friends have done, check it out here.
|After making the meringues, make scoops and place in the heated milk…one minute each side|
|Remove and place on kitchen towel to drain…then move to parchment lined sheet pan and cool|
|These were just amazing! So worth the effort!|