Floating Island

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: French Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1.5 tin - condensed milk
  • 2 cup - milk
  • 3 - egg yolks
  • 1 tsp - lemon rind
  • 1 tsp - vanilla essence
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp - castor sugar
  • For The Jam Sauce :
  • 3 tbsp - jam
  • 3 tbsp - water
  • mint leaves for decoration

How to Make Floating Island

  • Beat egg white until stiff, gradually beating in castor sugar to form a stiff and glossy meringue.
  • Bring milk to simmering point in a deep frying pan.
  • Drop tbsp of meringue into milk.
  • Poach gently for 2 mins, then turn and poach for a further 2 mins.
  • Carefully lift meringues from milk with a slotted spoon and drain on absorbent paper.
  • Transfer to a plate and chill until needed. Beat egg yolks.
  • Add sugar and lemon rind, slowly beat in hot milk used to poach meringues.
  • Place bowl over simmering water and cook, stirring constantly until custard begins to thicken.
  • Remove from heat. Cool, stirring now and then. When cold, stir in essence.
  • Pour custard into individual bowls. Top with a meringue. Chill.
  • Make jam sauce by heating together jam and water till it boils.
  • Remove from fire and cool. To serve, add a swirl of jam sauce into each bowl of custard.
  • Decorate with a mint leaf.