floating Island

Islands

 

8 egg whites

 

1/2 cup sugar

 

 

 

Custard

 

9 yolks

 

1/2 cup caster sugar

 

4 cups whole milk (3%)

 

1 vanilla pod, split lengthwise

 

Islands

 

Beat the egg whites in a clean dry bowl until the eggs have firm peaks.

 

Continue beating the eggs, while slowly adding the sugar.

 

The eggs can be cooked in one of the next possible ways:

 

-poach in boiling water (like poached eggs)

 

-cooked in a microwave on low power for 45 seconds

 

-poach spoonfuls of the egg white mix in the hot milk for 2 minutes, before adding the egg yolks to make the custard.

 

 

 

Custard:

 

Heat the milk over a low-medium heat, with the vanilla pod. Heat until slightly bubbling, then remove from the heat.