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Floating Islands

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Introduction

This is another traditional Hungarian dessert, very popular with kids (and grown-up kids :)) ) Very easy to prepare. Actually the H. name translated in English means "bird's milk", don't ask me why. This is a fancy English name for it.

This is another traditional Hungarian dessert, very popular with kids (and grown-up kids :)) ) Very easy to prepare. Actually the H. name translated in English means "bird's milk", don't ask me why. This is a fancy English name for it.

Ingredients

Serves: 0

Metric Cups
  • 1 litre milk (vanilla flavour)
  • 4 eggs
  • 100 grams icing sugar
  • 1¾ pints milk (vanilla flavour)
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 ounces confectioners' sugar

Method

Floating Islands is a community recipe submitted by mara2 and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Separate the eggs and whisk the whites with two tablespoons of sugar until it's firm.
  • Boil the milk and put tablespoons of mousse in the milk (like big dumplings but don't bother with their form) and boil each side of the dumplings for 1-2 minutes. Don't put in all the mousse at once, or they won't have place to grow.
  • Take out the dumplings with a skimmer and put them aside on a plate.
  • Mix the yolks with the rest of the sugar (I mentioned about 100 grams because some people like it very sweet, some lighter so change according to your taste) and the vanilla flavour (actually in Hungary we mainly use vanilla-flavoured sugar sold in small (10g) packs, but perhaps 1 tsp of flavour is enough).
  • Then pour this mixture in the milk and heat it up, but don't boil or else the yolks will precipitate.
  • Put back the dumplings and serve chilled!
  • Separate the eggs and whisk the whites with two tablespoons of sugar until it's firm.
  • Boil the milk and put tablespoons of mousse in the milk (like big dumplings but don't bother with their form) and boil each side of the dumplings for 1-2 minutes. Don't put in all the mousse at once, or they won't have place to grow.
  • Take out the dumplings with a skimmer and put them aside on a plate.
  • Mix the yolks with the rest of the sugar (I mentioned about 100 grams because some people like it very sweet, some lighter so change according to your taste) and the vanilla flavour (actually in Hungary we mainly use vanilla-flavoured sugar sold in small (10g) packs, but perhaps 1 tsp of flavour is enough).
  • Then pour this mixture in the milk and heat it up, but don't boil or else the yolks will precipitate.
  • Put back the dumplings and serve chilled!
  • Tell us what you think