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Vanilla Floating Island

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Category: Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 2 1/2 c 2% low-fat milk
  • 1 Vanilla bean, split
  • 1/4 c Sugar
  • 4 ts Cornstarch
  • 1 Egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 ts Sugar
  • 4 Egg whites
  • 1/2 c Sugar
  • 1 ts Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 oz Bittersweet chocolate,
  • -grated


Pour milk into a heavy saucepan. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean; add seeds
and bean to milk. Cook over low heat 20 minutes; discard vanilla bean.

Combine 1/4 cup sugar and cornstarch; add to milk mixture, stirring well.
Gradually stir about one-fourth of hot milk mixture into egg yolk; add to
remaining hot milk mixture, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil over
medium-high heat, stirring constantly.

Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly (mixture will not be thick). Pour into a
bowl; cool slightly, and cover surface with plastic wrap. Chill thoroughly
(mixture will thicken slightly).

Coat a 1-quart metal bowl with cooking spray; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon
sugar. Set aside.

Beat egg whites (at room temperature) at high speed of an electric mixer
until foamy. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating
until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla extract, and beat 10 seconds. Spoon
mixture into prepared bowl; gently smooth surface of mixture with a
spatula. Place bowl in an 8-inch square baking pan; add hot water to pan to
a depth of 1 inch. Bake at 325 deg for 20 minutes or until slightly puffed
and set.

Invert island into a shallow dish. Pour sauce around island, and sprinkle
with grated chocolate. Yield: 5 servings (serving size: 1 wedge and 1/2 cup

Per serving: 228 Calories; 4g Fat (16% calories from fat); 8g Protein; 41g
Carbohydrate; 52mg Cholesterol; 107mg Sodium

Serving Ideas : Serve immediately.

NOTES : Traditionally, floating islands are done in individual cups. Our
recipe is made into one large floating island, which is easier to make and
looks more dramatic.

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