Home Page

Story Soup Kids - Mixing up their next great adventure


Pasta Letters
Story Soup
Sweet Creations
Stir until Done
Peas -n- Carrots

Floating Island

Floating Island

1 pint milk.
3 eggs.
One-third cup of sugar.

Put the milk on the stove to heat in a good-sized pan.

Beat the whites of the eggs very stiff, and as soon as the milk scalds,--that is, gets a little wrinkled on top,--drop spoonfuls of the egg on to it in little islands; let them stand there to cook just one minute, and then with the skimmer take them off and lay them on a plate.

Put the milk where it will keep hot but not boil while you beat the yolks of the eggs stiff, mixing in the sugar and beating that, too.

Pour the milk into the bowl of egg, a little at a time, beating all the while, and then put it in the double boiler and cook till it is as thick as cream.

Take it off the fire, stir in a saltspoonful of salt and half a teaspoonful of vanilla, and set it away to cool.

When it is dinner-time, strain the custard into a pretty dish and slip the whites off the top, one by one.

If you like, you can dot them over with very tiny specks of red jelly.


Back to Top

A Little Cook-Book for a Little Girl

Main Page of Book

Margaret's Cook Book

A Note from SSK - Foreword
Little Cook-Book: Cereals
Little Cook-Book: Eggs
Little Cook-Book: Fish
Little Cook-Book: Meat
Little Cook-Book: Potatoes
Little Cook-Book: Toast
Little Cook-Book: Coffee
Little Cook-Book: White Sauce
Little Cook-Book: Main Dish
Little Cook-Book: Vegetables
Little Cook-Book: Salads
Little Cook-Book: Gingerbread
Little Cook-Book: Drinks
Little Cook-Book: Soups
Little Cook-Book: Vegetables
Little Cook-Book: Macaroni
Little Cook-Book: Desserts
Little Cook-Book: Sauces
Little Cook-Book: Ice Cream/Ices
Little Cook-Book: Cakes
Little Cook-Book: More Desserts
Little Cook-Book: Pies
Little Cook-Book: Candy
Little Cook-Book: School Lunches


Baked Custard
Tapioca Pudding
Floating Island
Cake and Custard
Brown Betty
Lemon Pudding
Rice Pudding with Raisins
Bread Pudding
Cabinet Pudding
Cottage Pudding
Prune Whips
Strawberry Shortcake
Cake Shortcake
Snow Pudding
Velvet Cream
Easy Charlotte Russe