Floating islands: a classy French dessert of poached meringues floating in creamy custard and decorated with spun sugar

Floating islands with spun sugar

Floating islands: a classy French dessert of poached meringues floating in creamy custard and decorated with spun sugar

The famous French dessert, Julia Child's Floating Islands recipe is a classic made with meringue and creme anglaise.

Julia Child's Floating Islands

The famous French dessert, Julia Child's Floating Islands recipe is a classic made with meringue and creme anglaise.

Get recipes from Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry and all of the contestants on The Great British Baking Show.

Recipes from The Great British Baking Show

Get recipes from Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry and all of the contestants on The Great British Baking Show.

Floating island dessert.Very delicious and easy dessert.

Grilled Swordfish with Banana Papaya Salsa

Isle Flottante (Barefoot Contessa) (Floating Island) Ina Garten. Photo by BarbryT

Isle Flottante (Barefoot Contessa) (Floating Island) Ina Garten

Isle Flottante (Barefoot Contessa) (Floating Island) Ina Garten. Photo by BarbryT

The famous French dessert, Julia Child's Floating Islands recipe is a classic made with meringue and creme anglaise.

Julia Child's Floating Islands

The famous French dessert, Julia Child's Floating Islands recipe is a classic made with meringue and creme anglaise.

Oeufs à la Neige ~ "Eggs in the snow" is one of the most ingenious of classical French desserts

Floating Islands (Oeufs a la Neige)

Oeufs à la Neige ~ "Eggs in the snow" is one of the most ingenious of classical French desserts

Oeufs à la Neige - literally 'eggs in the snow' or île flottante (floating island) is meringue floating in crème anglaise (a vanilla custard). Spun caramelized sugar virtually hovers seductively on top. A light fluffy, oh so French dessert - c'est tres delicieux!

Floating Islands (Oeufs a la Neige)

Oeufs à la Neige - literally 'eggs in the snow' or île flottante (floating island) is meringue floating in crème anglaise (a vanilla custard). Spun caramelized sugar virtually hovers seductively on top. A light fluffy, oh so French dessert - c'est tres delicieux!

How To Make Floating Islands for Dessert Videos | Food How to's and ideas | Martha Stewart

How To Make Floating Islands for Dessert

How To Make Floating Islands for Dessert Videos | Food How to's and ideas | Martha Stewart

This gorgeous, light dessert is French and called "I'lle Flottante" literally translated to "Floating Island"   which consists of Crème Anglaise, meringue and almond pralines   Full recipe here: http://bakingismyzen.blogspot.com/2011/09/ile-flottante-floating-island-french.html

This gorgeous, light dessert is French and called "I'lle Flottante" literally translated to "Floating Island" which consists of Crème Anglaise, meringue and almond pralines Full recipe here: http://bakingismyzen.blogspot.com/2011/09/ile-flottante-floating-island-french.html

Hungarian floating island (Madártej), fluffy egg white clouds floating in vanilla custard. This traditional Hungarian dessert is really nice and very popular among kids (and grown-up kids). It is easy to prepare, light and extremely delicious. Click for the recipe.

Hungarian floating island (Madártej), fluffy egg white clouds floating in vanilla custard. This traditional Hungarian dessert is really nice and very popular among kids (and grown-up kids). It is easy to prepare, light and extremely delicious. Click for the recipe.

This Floating Islands with Spun Sugar recipe appears as one of the technical challenges in the Desserts episode of Season 2 of The Great British Baking Show.

Floating Islands with Spun Sugar Recipe

This Floating Islands with Spun Sugar recipe appears as one of the technical challenges in the Desserts episode of Season 2 of The Great British Baking Show.

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