Betty on “Cooking up a Storm” with Marja Samsom

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Cooking Up a Storm: “Egg”-cellent with Betty Fussell

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Betty Fussell stops by the Clocktower to pay a visit to Marja Samsom and conduct experiments in dessert alchemy. This episode highlights the egg-based dessert Ile Flottante or “Floating Island” using a recipe that references techniques dating back to the 16th century.

To create your own sweet and fluffy egg island prepare:

For the meringue:
6 whipped egg whites
A dash of salt
3/4 cups sugar for beating
After peaked, add an additional 1/4 cup sugar
Drop whites in boiling water
Cook for 1.5 min on each side

For the custard:
Add the eggs’ yolks to warmed half & half (or milk – depending on the thickness you desire)
Whisk & chill
Add syrups & orange zest to taste

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Posted on Apr 17, 2012