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

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

Floating islands with spun sugar

(Series Episode 3 - Desserts) Floating islands with spun sugar: A classy, dreamy dessert of poached meringues floating on a sea of creamy custard, decorated with a ball of spun sugar.

Floating Islands for dessert tonight. Sweetheart or not, Valentines Day is giving me an excuse to indulge.

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

Isle Flottante by Ina Garten. Freshly baked meringues topped with almond praline and caramel sauce floating in a sea of creme anglaise. competing in my mind with fresh raspberry pie for the best dessert in the universe.

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Floating Island Dessert

Floating Islands: Floating Islands - quenelles of poached meringue dusted with praline float dreamily on a vanilla custard.      whoa.  I think I might even give this a touch of....COCOA goodness!  Maybe a hint of cinnamon ;-)

Floating Islands: Floating Islands - quenelles of poached meringue dusted with praline float dreamily on a vanilla custard. I think I might even give this a touch of. Maybe a hint of cinnamon ;

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 ~ "Eggs in the snow" is one of the most ingenious of classical French desserts

Strawberry & Vanilla Floating Islands by tartelette, via Flickr  #minisobremesa

Strawberry & Vanilla Floating Islands (this is basically thick strawberry juice/puree with baked meringue islands floating in it)

Love at First Bite: Floating Islands - the classical French dessert!

I'm not super confident in my ability to poach meringue, but I'm willing to give it a shot.

Floating Island (Filipino Style) is a layer of leche flan, purple yam and topped with meringue frosting like brazo de mercedes. This is an ultimate 3 in 1 dessert! Ingredients: For Ube Halaya: 1 kilo uncooked purple yam or ube, boiled and mashed (1 kilo = 3½-4 cups of mashed yam) Water, for boiling… Continue reading Floating Island (Filipino Style)

Floating Island (Filipino Style) is a layer of leche flan, purple yam and topped with meringue frosting like brazo de mercedes. This is an ultimate 3 in 1 dessert!

Floating Island Dessert  I remember having this delicious custard as a child. It was a traditional dessert in our family.

Ile Flottante: Floating Island Dessert, flavored with fiori di sicilia instead of plain vanilla. Katherine Hepburn served this to Spencer Tracy in 'Desk Set'. Unfortunately this dessert is not popular among my North American friends!

Floating Island

A French classic. a soft pillow of meringue floating on a pool of vanilla custard. Except we cheat with the meringue and make the custard with yoghurt to stop it getting too sickly. plus we add in some amazing limoncello.

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