Floating islands...French dessert of poached meringues floating in creamy custard and decorated with spun sugar

Floating islands...French dessert of poached meringues floating in creamy custard and decorated with spun sugar

Oeufs à la Neige - literally 'eggs in the snow' or île flottante (floating island) is meringue floating in crème anglaise (a vanilla custard). Spun caramelized sugar virtually hovers seductively on top. A light fluffy, oh so French dessert - c'est tres delicieux!

Oeufs à la Neige - literally 'eggs in the snow' or île flottante (floating island) is meringue floating in crème anglaise (a vanilla custard). Spun caramelized sugar virtually hovers seductively on top. A light fluffy, oh so French dessert - c'est tres delicieux!

- "Floating Island Cake" in Caramel and Dulce de Leche -  floating island-dessert into a cake pan, looks good...

- "Floating Island Cake" in Caramel and Dulce de Leche - floating island-dessert into a cake pan, looks good...

Floating Islands for dessert tonight. Sweetheart or not, Valentines Day is giving me an excuse to indulge.

Floating Islands for dessert tonight. Sweetheart or not, Valentines Day is giving me an excuse to indulge.

Floating Islands: Floating Islands - quenelles of poached meringue dusted with praline float dreamily on a vanilla custard.      whoa.  I think I might even give this a touch of....COCOA goodness!  Maybe a hint of cinnamon ;-)

Floating Islands: Floating Islands - quenelles of poached meringue dusted with praline float dreamily on a vanilla custard. whoa. I think I might even give this a touch of....COCOA goodness! Maybe a hint of cinnamon ;-)

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