Posted by P.Bingham on November 20, 1997 at 18:50:48:
In response to Isla Flotante, written by Constanza on November 20, 1997 at 09:10:38
] ] There is quite popular dessert here in Argentina that is called Isla Flotante (that is the translation for Floating Isla). It is made of flat-baked meringue floating on a sea of caramel. It is as large as a cake. You eat it cold and sometimes with "sambayon" or "sabayon" (warm beaten yolks with sugar and port wine).
That sounds incredibly close to the British version. Do you have any idea of its origins? Europe? Perhaps its the same thing. Perhaps the British and the Argentines have the same source. I have no idea where the British got theirs, probably France or Italy but possibly Spain.
Also, does any one know of any Regency desserts containing caramel?
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