|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs) (plus 2 teaspoon)|
|Cornstarch||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
Separate the egg yolks and whites.
Add 1 cup sugar and the cornstarch to the yolks, stirring briskly until creamy.
Add milk slowly and stir till smooth.
Put the mixture in the top of a double boiler over hot water, and stir until thick.
Beat the egg whites until stiff, and stir into them the vanilla and 2 teaspoons sugar.
Pour the egg whites into the milk mixture, stirring for 5 minutes.
Take off the fire and let cool.
Dust with nutmeg, if desired.
Place in refrigerator.
The egg whites will sit on top of the creamy mixture, whence the name "Floating Island.