Thursday, April 10, 2008
I just about dropped the dessert menu when I saw that "Floating Island" was offered at Brasserie Jo in Chicago. It is a childhood favorite that I hadn't had in years. The restaurant's version had a perfect meringue island floating in a pool of vanilla custard - delicious! Growing up, my grandmother's recipe for floating island was a homemade vanilla pudding topped with a meringue puff. I loved the name, the flavor, and everything about it. The next time you are scanning a French menu look for my favorite dessert or, if you are feeling adventurous, try one of the recipes for Floating Island here.