Floating Meringues with Custard and Caramel (as seen on Bid TV)



Preparation Time: 12 mins
 
Notes:
 
Ingredients:

 For the custard sauce 1.25 litres Milk 1 vanilla pod, split 8 egg yolks 75g caster sugarVanilla essence( few drops )

  • For the meringues  

  • 8 egg whites

  • 275g Castor Sugar +

  •  

  • 100 grms castor sugar for the caramel

 
Method:

Method 



  1. For the custard /poaching liquor;

  2. In a heavy based pan, bring the milk, the split vanilla pod to the boil before turning the heat down low.

  3. For the meringues; whisk the egg whites until it resembles soft peaks. Gradually whisk in the sugar and continue whisking until firm. Using 2 tablespoons, shape the egg whites into 6 large dumplings, dipping your spoons into water every time you place them into the simmering liquor. Cook for 2 minutes before flipping them over and poaching for a further 2 minutes. When ready remove from the milk to drain slightly and keep warm

    Pour the warm custard into a bowl and place the meringues on top. 

    Caramelise the remaining sugar in a small saucepan and drizzle over the top before serving.

 
Serves: 4
 
     
 
 
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