A brief intro for you who stumble upon this series for the first time: Sandy from Confiture de Vivre and myself started publishing Earthly Delights beginning summer playing around with what we are best at with one common theme we decide on together and two interpretations. This time we decided to try ‘frosty’, a little homage to snowflakes, morning frost and colder days.
Sandy: I have never prepared the Île Flottantes before though I had them on my to-do-list for quite some time. And I can’t tell you why since they are so easy to make. The little floating islands look so delicate and really frosty, don’t they? They brought big smiles on my guests’ faces last weekend. No matter how much we love lush desserts – we will probably enjoy a few during those festive days , sometimes it can be served being light and most fluffy too. Gudy: Winter has come early this year to Barcelona and even we don’t tend to have snow here, it’s been quite chilly already a few days. You have to get creative when you don’t have the outdoor characteristics stepping out into nature shooting beautiful morning frost vignettes. This blue ice story is the final outcome and third after two failed attempts with burned merengue creations and a not too well executed icing sugar coating. I guess, I have to leave those foodie inventions to Sandy!