Ile Flottante (floating Islands)

Small islands of vanilla sponge sandwiched with whipped cream and strawberries floating in a strawberry sauce.

Ile Flottante (floating Islands)

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Ile Flottante (floating Islands) recipe - How to make Ile Flottante (floating Islands)

Preparation Time:    Baking Time:  30 min.   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     3Makes 3 servings
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For The Cake
1 eggless sponge cake (7")

To Be Mixed Into A Soaking Syrup
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp strawberry puree
1/2 cup water

For The Filling
1 cup whipped cream
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 tbsp powdered sugar

For The Sauce
1 cup fresh strawberries
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice

For The Garnish
3 strawberries

For the filling

    For the filling
  1. Sprinkle the powdered sugar over the sliced strawberries and keep aside.
  2. Keep the cream refrigerated until ready to use.

For the sauce

    For the sauce
  1. Extract juice from the strawberries by rubbing through a fine strainer or puree the fruit in an electric blender.
  2. Add the sugar and lemon juice and mix very well.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Using a 75 mm. (3") cookie cutter, cut three rounds from the sponge cake.
  2. Slice each horizontally. Sprinkle with the soaking syrup.
  3. Fill with the strawberries and whipped cream and top with the other half of the sponge.
  4. Sprinkle the top layer with the soaking syrup and garnish with one whole strawberry.

How to serve

    How to serve
  1. Place all three small cakes on a serving dish and pour the strawberry sauce all around to resemble floating islands.
  2. Refrigerate before serving.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy430 cal
Protein1.9 g
Carbohydrates65.5 g
Fiber3.4 g
Fat17.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium24.8 mg