Quick & Easy

Floating islands in cardamom cream

For a speedy, elegant dessert, try this French classic with a cardamom twist.
floating islands in cardamom cream



1.Preheat oven to 160°C/325°F. Grease four ¾-cup (180ml) ovenproof dishes.
2.Beat egg whites in small bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form; gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until sugar dissolves between additions.
3.Spoon egg white mixture into dishes; using spatula, smooth tops. Place dishes in baking dish; pour enough boiling water into large deep baking dish to come halfway up sides of dishes.
4.Bake, uncovered, about 12 minutes or until floating islands have risen by about a third. Stand in baking dish 2 minutes.
5.Meanwhile, combine cream, honey and cardamom in small jug.
6.Divide cardamom cream among serving plates; turn floating islands onto cream, sprinkle with nuts.

Cardamom cream will intensify in flavour if made a few hours before serving.


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