How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 325F.
  • Pour milk into a heavy saucepan.
  • Scrape seeds from vanilla bean; add seeds and bean to milk (or add 1 tsp vanilla extract).
  • Cook over low heat 20 minutes; discard vanilla bean (I save in a jar with lid to use when making warm milk).
  • Combine 1/4 cup sugar and cornstarch and add to milk mixture, stirring well.
  • Gradually stir about one-fourth of hot milk mixture into egg yolk; add to remaining hot milk mixture, stirring constantly.
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly.
  • Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly (mixture will not be thick).
  • Pour into a bowl; cool slightly, and cover surface with plastic wrap. Chill thoroughly (mixture will thicken slightly).
  • Coat a 1-quart metal bowl with cooking spray; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar and set aside.
  • Beat egg whites (at room temperature) at high speed on electric mixer until foamy.
  • Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form.
  • Add vanilla extract, and beat 10 seconds.
  • Spoon mixture into prepared bowl; gently smooth surface of mixture with a spatula.
  • Place bowl in an 8-inch square baking pan; add hot water to pan to a depth of 1 inch.
  • Bake at 325 deg for 20 minutes or until slightly puffed and set. Invert island into a shallow dish.
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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    mmmm...I love this one!
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    " It was excellent "
    mark555 ate it and said...
    This sounds great thank you
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    printing as we speak..I wouldn't let this one get away. ^5
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