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Oeufs A La Neige

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Oeufs a la Neige is often known as floating island or eggs in snow. It is an very simple dish but needs little preparation. Practice this dish for few times before you finally make it for your guests. This dish will certainly earn you appreciation.
Ingredients
  Milk 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Heavy cream 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Sugar 4 Tablespoon
  Vanilla bean 1 Inch
  Egg whites 2
  Egg yolks 4
  Cognac 3 Tablespoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKING
1)In a large saucepan, add milk, cream, 2 tablespoons of the sugar and the vanilla bean.
2)Heat until tiny bubbles form.
3)In a bowl, beat egg whites until they hold soft peaks.
4)Slowly add remaining sugar, and continue beating until whites hold in stiff peaks.
5)Drop the mixture with teaspoons into hot milk and cook 3 minutes and turn 2 or 3 times during cooking time. Drain on absorbent paper.
6)On top of a double boiler beat the egg yolks until light.
7)Strain hot milk mixture and cool slightly and stir into egg yolks.
8)Place the mixture on boiling water and cook stirring occasionally, until custard thickens.
9)Remove from heat, cool and add cognac.
10)Pour custard into serving dishes. Chill.

SERVING
11)Just before serving place an egg white mound on each custard and sprinkle with nutmeg.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Egg
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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