Saturday, November 20, 2010

Île Flottante/Floating Island

A floating island is a French dessert consisting of meringue floating on crème anglaise,a milky vanilla custard.. The meringues are prepared from whipped egg whites with a pinch of salt cooked either in hot water or in microwave oven. The crème anglaise is prepared with the egg yolks, vanilla,sugar and hot milk, cooked over stove top until they get slightly thicken...I tasted this delectable dessert before 12years when i landed Paris for the first time in a French restaurant..Immediately i have fallen in love with this delicious dessert and its one of our family favourite dessert after chocolate mousse, i prepared this floating island today after a long for our dessert coz few of our family friends came to home for lunch, everyone relished each and every spoon of this yummy dessert, my teddies enjoyed the cooked egg whites just topped with the caramel syrup...Needless to say this famous french dessert goes to AWED-French guest hosted by me, event by DK and to Kid's Delight -Holiday Special hosted by Srivalli..

Ile flottante

For Crème anglaise ( vanilla custard):
3cups Full fat milk
1tsp Vanilla extract
4nos Egg yolks
1/2cup Sugar

For Meringue:
4nos Egg whites
1pinch Salt

Bring boil the milk in simmer in a pan, meanwhile beat the egg yolks and sugar until they turns creamy pale mixture, gradually add the boiled milk, vanilla extract, mix continously (else the yolks will get cooked), now transfer this mixture to the pan and cook in simmer until they turns creamy and slightly thick..cover it and keep aside..

Beat the egg whites with salt until they turn foamy, beat until soft peek forms..Bring boil two cups of water in a heavy bottomed large pan, scoop the egg whites and drop gently to the boiling water, cook on both sides until the egg whites turns slightly hard or cook in microwave oven for few minutes....

Drop gently the cooked egg whites in already prepared vanilla custard, arrange them in fridge atleast for two hours..While serving garnish the floating islands with caramel syrup or candied nuts..

49 comments:

  1. A very interesting name for a dessert. Looks very tempting.

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  2. Hi,

    Lovely lovely...Can i have some!!:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  3. Yeah! This is my kind of desserts!

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  4. l'ile flotante est l'un de mes desserts préférés
    j'adore
    bonne journée

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  5. This is new to me.... looks interesting...!

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  6. Very interesting recipe have to try this for sure Priya
    Will sure send amritsari aloo to cws

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  7. wowwwww great idea priya....will try

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  8. Looks tempting and mouthwatering and a new one

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  9. ur meringue looks simple yet amazing! awesome job!

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  10. What an interesting dessert! Never tried it before, looks yummy. Thanks for sharing this!

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  11. I have heard of Paris and their low fat desserts, never knew this dessert before. Thanks for that recipe Priya. Looks delicious.

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  12. looks so delicious. A new interesting dish.

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  13. Nice delicious Dessert. Priya.

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  14. Nice and yummy recipe priya...I am new to ur blog and ur chicken koftha kurma made me ur fan and ofcourse, a follower

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  15. Looks very yummy priya..custard with vanilla- too good

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  16. woww,never tasted this desert,looks awesome...

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  17. oh my gosh, that just looks like it would melt in your mouth! delicious!

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  18. yummy dessert. Is there an eggless version of this? LOL ;)

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  19. Sounds yummm and A great new dessert to try out...

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  20. Superb Priya,looks very very tempting.

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  21. Gosh, what an irresistible dessert! I'm mouthwatering here...hehe ;)

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  22. looks classy...

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  23. I love love to have that now....looks and sounds so yummy!...I can taste it too :))

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  24. Lovely looking dessert. You truly are an expert chef. I got to learn a lot from you.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  25. I am in sort of words to appreciate this recipe and the clicks !

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  26. Such a lovely dessert!!So yummy!!

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  27. Wow,Perfect start for the event Priya.I will be posting my entries soon

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  28. Had heard of this but never tried it. hope i do justice to it. will try it tomorrow.

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  29. totally droolworthy....and mouthwatering

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  30. Yummy, this dessert is new to me. I'll try this sometime soon.

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  31. Have heard of this, never tried making it or eaten it though. Sounds yummm...Mini meringue balls would make this a more delightful treat for kids.

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  32. wow what a name, and equally tempting dessert...

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  33. I have been waiting to taste ile flottante since arriving in Paris!! It looks heavenly :) Can I ask which restaurant you tasted it at?

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  34. Superb Priya :) this is bit different from the snow pudding dear, here milk and corn flour (Sometimes used) are used and moreover the snow pudding is served with just custard sauce..Moreover that is a no cook recipe, here we have to cook it...But loved your recipe as always :)
    Snow Pudding | Egg White Pudding | Christmas Dessert | Christmas Recipes

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