Floating Island

Course : Desserts
Serves: 1
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---For the custard:
2 Cup milk
3 large egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 Cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt

Preparation / Directions:

Scald the milk in a double boiler. Beat the egg yolks with the sugar. Slowly add the hot milk to the yolks, stirring constantly. Return the mixture to the double boiler and continue stirring and cooking until the custard thickens and a thin coating is formed on the spoon. Add salt and vanilla and pour into a serving dish. For the islands: 3 egg whites 3 tbls. powdered sugar 1 tsp. vanilla Beat the whites until stiff, then gradually add the sugar and vanilla. Place by spoonfuls on hot, not boiling, water and cover. Test in a few minutes by running a knife through an island. If the knife comes out clean the islands are done. Place them on the custard and chill well.

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