Ile Flottante (floating Islands)
by Tarla Dalal
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Small islands of vanilla sponge sandwiched with whipped cream and strawberries floating in a strawberry sauce.
- Sprinkle the powdered sugar over the sliced strawberries and keep aside.
- Keep the cream refrigerated until ready to use.
- Extract juice from the strawberries by rubbing through a fine strainer or puree the fruit in an electric blender.
- Add the sugar and lemon juice and mix very well.
- Using a 75 mm. (3") cookie cutter, cut three rounds from the sponge cake.
- Slice each horizontally. Sprinkle with the soaking syrup.
- Fill with the strawberries and whipped cream and top with the other half of the sponge.
- Sprinkle the top layer with the soaking syrup and garnish with one whole strawberry.
- Place all three small cakes on a serving dish and pour the strawberry sauce all around to resemble floating islands.
- Refrigerate before serving.
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