Beth Goike Recipe

Floating Island

By Beth Goike lilbeth


A dramatic, classic dessert...


Recipe Rating:
 1 Rating
Cooking Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

sponge cake or lady fingers
1 cup chopped blanched almonds
3 cups milk
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tbsps cornstarch
dash salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 pint whipped cream, sweetened
strawberry jelly, optional
1 tbsp sherry flavoring
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Directions Step-By-Step

1
In top of double boiler, scald milk. Beat egg yolks until thick, then beat in sugar,cornstarch and salt. Gradually beat hot milk into egg mixture.
2
Return milk to double boiler and cook until mixture thickens. Stir in vanilla.
3
Cover bottom of large bowl with broken cake pieces or lady-fingers. Sprinkle with sherry flavoring then pour the custard over all.
4
Top generously with sweetened whipped cream, and dab bits of strawberry jelly over it, if desired. Serve from the bowl.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts