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Caramel Floating Island

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Ingredients
  Eggs 5
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Milk 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Vanilla 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

Separate 3 eggs; beat whites till soft peaks form.
Gradually add the 1/3 cup sugar, beating till stiff peaks form.
In 10-inch skillet heat milk to 'simmering.
Drop meringue in 8 portions into milk; simmer, uncovered, till firm, about 5 minutes.
Lift from milk (reserve milk for custard); drain on paper toweling.
Chill.
Slightly beat egg yolks with remaining 2 eggs; add 1/2 cup sugar and dash salt.
Stir into reserved, slightly cooled milk.
Cook and stir over low heat till mixture coats a metal spoon.
Remove from heat; cool quickly in ice water.
Add vanilla.
Turn into serving bowl; chill.
Top with meringues.
Melt the remaining 1/4 cup sugar in small heavy skillet over low heat, stirring constantly, till golden brown.
Remove from heat.
Immediately drizzle syrup over meringues in a thin, threadlike pattern.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Chilling
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Egg
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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