Floating Islands

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By Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz

Published 1973

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This is a popular dessert that crops up on a number of islands. Both Jamaica and Barbados think of it as local. It is a very old recipe.


  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 2 oz. sugar
  • ¾ pint single cream


Combine the egg yolks and sugar in the top of a double boiler away from any heat and beat until the yolks are light and lemon coloured. Scald the single cream and pour into the egg mixture in a steady stream, beating constantly. Place over water in lower half of boiler and cook over gentle heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and coats the spoon. Do not let it boil. Cool, stir