Île Flottante

Slow-Baked Meringues with Crème Anglaise and Bittersweet Chocolate

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By Thomas Keller

Published 1999

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This is a classical French preparation, further enhanced and refined. The meringue is very finely textured (before it’s cooked it should look exactly like shaving cream) and we put a surprise inside—a chocolate ganache. To take it to the next level, we set a “salad” of chocolate shavings on top, and, as a salad typically requires some sort of dressing, we drizzle mint oil on the chocolate and finish it with some crystals of fleur de sel, which enhance the sweetness.