My daughter, some friends, and myself get together each month to cook something from a food related book we read over the past month and this month we did Julie & Julia. This one was a special one because it was the first one my daughter came to with her beautiful baby girl, a future foodie if I have anything to do with it. Anyway, it was my turn to plan it and I chose Floating Islands. There is a scene in the movie where Julia is typing up this recipe for her book, and I was like, "Floating Islands....that sounds so dreamy...." Well it was exactly that, light and very dreamy indeed like a soft light marshmallow...well...floating in a lake of creme anglaise goodness.
The recipe-- like most of Julia Child's recipes-- is way too long to post but you can find it in Mastering The Art of French Cooking. Making Floating Islands requires making a meringue, almond praline, and creme anglaise, so it is a real educational experience to say the least : )
|My beautiful granddaughter, a future foodie!|
|Making Meringue always amazes me : )|
|The big moment.....|
|Yay! It set beautifully!|
|My friends kiddos approve : )|