Definitely not a winner in our house. I had planned to make this recipe
using 2 cups of milk to boil the whipped meringues, but Hubby thought it
was a waste of good milk. So, to please him, I prepared the "cake" version.
The recipe was very easy, but the end result was too sweet for me. It was
also very messy to deal with when trying to transfer to a plate.
When I served the meringue cake I improvised, using half of a "Klondike"
bar, some chocolate sauce and raspberry spread.
This was a first for me - I had only ever heard about this dessert
prior to this week, but never tasted or considered making the elusive
"floating island" myself. Not to mention the crème anglaise.
I thought it would be very challenging, especially after reading through
Dorie's instructions about whipping meringues, tin foil going around the
spring form....which then goes in water bath. Seriously ? But as usual, she
was spot on. Not bad at all ~ simply follow her instructions.
We enjoyed a variety of special sauces I have been stockpiling,
along with options of salted caramel or chocolate ice cream.
Just in case there wasn't enough going on - I added sprinkles of gold
shimmer sugar. Not a health food, but a fun dessert. My husband enjoyed
this so much he had two servings. The boys got to enjoy this as their last
Dorie Adventure before heading back to school. I was delighted.
Happy French Friday ~