Monday, April 11, 2016

Île Flottante au Chocolat/Floating Island with Chocolate

Île flottante is a delightful French dessert which is also known as Floating island. Egg whites when beaten as meringue dropped into a créme angalaise aka a vanilla custard sauce. When meringue cooked dropped into to this sauce starts floating and ressembles as much as like floating islands. This desserts is our family favourite and since ever i started making myself at home, my family asks me quite often to make this dessert. And i have been preparing this dessert at home quite from a long as this dessert asks for easy ingredients, but still i have few more versions to try. My lil one was asking for a chocolate loaded floating islands since a long and finally i prepared some few days back for a small get together we had at home. Floating island is made of egg whites and which is served along with a silky milky custard sauce. Some makes their custard sauce thicker and serve on the top of the dumpling but most of the recipe calls for almost liquid, thin custard sauce to make the dumplings float on the top of the sauce.

Floating island with chocolate, Ile flottante au chocolat

Beaten egg whites are poured in a mould to get baked in oven before served along with custard sauce, though traditionally egg whites are shaped with spoons and allowed to cook gently in boiling water. I have seen this method of cooking egg whites in a TV show and i follow the same cooking process whenever i prepare this ultimate dessert. Usually served with vanilla custard this dessert can be served both at room temperature or cold. Today's post for this whole month of blogging marathon goes for an another incredible version of floating islands as i prepared the custard sauce with chocolate. Chocolate custard sauce is almost the same as the vanilla custard which is quite easy to make too. You might have noticed that am running this month's blogging marathon with Journey through the cuisines as theme and we marathoners are posting recipe's name starts with alphabets. Today is our 9th day of blogging marathon and today's alphabet is 'I', hence this delicious dessert.

Île Flottante au chocolat,Chocolate Floating Island

For Crème anglaise (Chocolate vanilla custard):
3cups Full fat milk
2tbsp Unsweetened Cocao powder
1/2tsp 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,cocao powder 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.

Floating island with chocolate,

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.

Drop gently the cooked egg whites in already prepared chocolate custard sauce, arrange them in fridge atleast for two hours.

While serving garnish the floating islands with chopped nuts and chocolate shaves.

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Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Though I don't know how to say your French recipe names, all the dishes have been tempting. I may not make this because of the eggs but those bowls of dessert are gorgeous.

Amara’s cooking said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely dessert Priya, heard about this one but never tasted it. Looks delicious:)

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

Floating island looks too sinful.Love the presentation.

Suhaina said... Reply To This Comment

Super tempting. Looks yummy. Had it once long time back. U have tempted me to make it again..

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Love these fluffy meringues in creamy creme anglaise sauce. Yummy yummy dessert.

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

such a beautiful dessert!

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Such an interesting dessert priya..

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Truly a very sinful dessert..looks delicious as well.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful name and that bowl looks so tempting..

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

I want that cup right now! What a lovely dessert this is. Thanks for introducing me to many new recipes.

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

u r simply amazing priya...i want to fly to paris to try this recipe made by you

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

Great share.. Seems like french cuisine needs loads of eggs. Love the clicks

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

Such a lovely and gorgeous looking dessert.Wonderful recipe.

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

The floating islands with the chocolate sauce sounds absolutely tasty...

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

lovely share... great pick for I

rajani said... Reply To This Comment

It looks delicious. And I love desserts that is served in individual glasses.

MySpicyKitchen said... Reply To This Comment

i tasted something similar called by a different name. I don't remember name of it but it was similar to this with orange flavor. Those bowls of floating island look delicious

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

You are dishing out one treat after another one and tempting us. Looks very delicious.

Smruti Ashar said... Reply To This Comment

You nailed this one Priya!!! The islands and the chocolate look so inviting :)

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

this is something I had once and it was phenomenal - chocolate version must be a great option for kids

veena said... Reply To This Comment

Such a lovely presentation. Looks absolutely yummy

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Your dishes from french cuisine is just awesome. Truly out of the world.

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Ah I love the way the dish looks, like fluffy clouds on chocolate sky!!! Superb priya