François Doucet reveals his recipe

Recette Ile Flottante De Francois Doucet

François Doucet 's floating island with pralines will make everyone agree.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Rest: 1 hour

For 4 people


Preparation of the custard:

Boil the milk with the vanilla pod .

Meanwhile, work the egg yolks , sugar and cornstarch with a whisk.

Pour the boiling milk over the eggs while whisking. Return everything to the saucepan over low heat. Stir with a spatula until the cream coats the spoon. Place in a container and refrigerate for the time indicated.

Preparation of the floating island:

Whip the egg whites for 2 minutes. Once they are firm, gradually incorporate the sugar without stopping beating for 2 to 3 minutes.

Lightly oil your silicone charlotte mold (Ø 18 cm). Pour the egg whites in. Cook for 1 minute 30 seconds in the microwave oven (power 350 watts). Book.

Preparation of the caramel:

In a small stainless steel saucepan, pour the sugar and then the water . Heat over medium heat to start cooking the caramel , turning the pan from time to time. Stop cooking as soon as the caramel has a nice even color.

Crush the Almond Pralines using a food processor or a rolling pin, taking care to reserve a few whole.

Assembly and finishing:

When ready to serve, turn out the floating island in the center of a large deep dish. Sprinkle it with Almond Pralines . Pour the custard around then cover with the tender caramel in fillets.

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