Manhattan Floating Island

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

4 eggs, separated

1/2 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon

1 cup heavy cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 tablespoons whiskey

1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup raspberries

1/2 cup blackberries

3 tablespoons powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl whisk egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar until it is a pale yellow, set aside. In a medium saucepan heat heavy cream, over low heat, to just a boil. Slowly add cream to yolks, whisking constantly to avoid curdling. Transfer yolk mixture back to saucepan. Cook until custard thickens and coats the back of a spoon, then add vanilla and whiskey. Keep custard over low heat to keep warm, but do not allow eggs to curdle. In a clean medium bowl whisk the egg whites, remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar, cream of tartar and salt until stiff peaks form. Drop heaping spoonfuls of the meringue onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake 8 minutes, or until peaks are golden. To assemble, divide custard into 4 shallow bowls. Top each with a meringue peak, sprinkle with berries and powdered sugar.
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