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:

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

wow.. thats mouth watering..

Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

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

Jaisy James said... Reply To This Comment

haaa looks lovely n yummy






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said... Reply To This Comment

Hi,

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

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Victor said... Reply To This Comment

Yeah! This is my kind of desserts!

Fimère said... Reply To This Comment

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

Priya (elaichii) said... Reply To This Comment

That looks so delish!

Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

delicious custard looks yummy

HomeKreation said... Reply To This Comment

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

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Priya Sreeram said... Reply To This Comment

wowee--- this recipe just rocks!

Ganga Sreekanth said... Reply To This Comment

wowwwww great idea priya....will try

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Looks tempting and mouthwatering and a new one

Kurinji said... Reply To This Comment

wow superb priya!

M D said... Reply To This Comment

ur meringue looks simple yet amazing! awesome job!

kitchen flavours said... Reply To This Comment

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

Viki's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

looks so delicious. A new interesting dish.

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Nice delicious Dessert. Priya.

savitha ramesh said... Reply To This Comment

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

Hari Chandana said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely recipe.. looks yumm..

sinfullyspicy said... Reply To This Comment

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

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

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

Jiboombaa said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely Dessert...

aipi said... Reply To This Comment

What a fun dessert!

US Masala

Simply Life said... Reply To This Comment

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

Paaka Shaale said... Reply To This Comment

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

Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

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

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said... Reply To This Comment

ooh ooh loving it :)

Laavanya said... Reply To This Comment

Oh my that looks awesome!

Pushpa said... Reply To This Comment

Superb Priya,looks very very tempting.

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said... Reply To This Comment

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

Shanavi said... Reply To This Comment

looks classy...

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Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nitha said... Reply To This Comment

yummy...

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Satrupa said... Reply To This Comment

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

Cheers n Happy Cooking,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

Gayu said... Reply To This Comment

Such a lovely dessert!!So yummy!!

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

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

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

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

G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

mouthwatering n delicious..

Ananda Rajashekar said... Reply To This Comment

am drooling ...yum!

chaitrali pathak said... Reply To This Comment

totally droolworthy....and mouthwatering

cooking-with-thas said... Reply To This Comment

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

Suma Rowjee said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Reply To This Comment

sounds and looks amazing.

Ameya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Divya Pramil said... Reply To This Comment

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 :)
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