Egg recipe....Floating Islands

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by dot n'dave, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. dot n'dave

    dot n'dave Songster

    Jan 11, 2010
    I just made an amazing recipe and DH fell asleep, I had to tell someone!
    I remember eating this as a child visiting my grandmother in Hungary and forgot how good it was til now!

    It's this:

    Madar Tej (translates to bird's milk) but its also referred to as Floating Islands.

    3 eggs separated
    1/3 cup sugar
    500 ml milk, whole
    1/2 vanilla bean, cut lengthwise

    • In a large saucepan bring water to boil.
    • Turn the heat down to slow simmer.
    • Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
    • Drop 2-3 large spoonfuls of egg whites into the simmering water.
    • In a few seconds the meringues puff up, gently turn them over.
    • Boil meringues for a few seconds, then transfer them into a serving bowl.
    • Discard the water, reserve pot for later use.

    • Beat the egg yolks and sugar until thick and creamy.
    • Place the milk and the vanilla bean in the reserved saucepan.
    • Bring the milk to boil. Remove from heat.
    • To temper beaten egg yolks add from the hot milk, stirring constantly.
    • Add the egg and the hot milk mixture to the remaining milk in the pot.
    • Bring to simmer on medium heat. Stir continually until sauce thickens.
    • Take out vanilla bean and pour sauce over the meringues.
    • Serve hot or chilled.

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  2. BettyR

    BettyR Songster

    Mar 1, 2008
    Texas Gulf Coast
    That is one of the most interesting recipes I've seen in a long time...sounds like something I would love.

    Thanks for posting.
  3. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    Might have to make this soon - - -

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