Provided by: Dorie Greenspan
Total time: 20 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
|1 1/2 cups heavy cream, chilled|
|3/4 cup whole milk|
|3/4 cup ground almonds|
|1/2 cup sugar|
|1 packet powdered gelatin|
|1 to 2 tablespoons kirsch or 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract|
|1 cup raspberries or assorted soft ripe fruit cut in small cubes|
- Fill a large bowl with ice cubes and cold water. Have ready a smaller bowl that fits into the ice-water bath.
- Whip cream until it holds soft peaks. Refrigerate.
- Bring milk, almonds and sugar to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally to make certain the sugar dissolves. While milk heats, put gelatin and 3 tablespoons cold water in a microwave-safe bowl or a saucepan. When the gelatin is soft and spongy — it should take about 2 minutes — heat it in a microwave oven for 15 seconds (or cook it over low heat to dissolve). Stir the gelatin into the hot milk mixture, and remove the saucepan from heat.
- Pour the hot almond milk into the small reserved bowl, and set the bowl into the ice-water bath. Stir in kirsch or vanilla, and continue to stir until the mixture is cool but still liquid; you do not want the milk to gel in the bowl.
- Very gently fold the cold whipped cream into the almond milk with a rubber spatula, then fold in the berries. Spoon the blanc-manger into an 8-inch cake pan that is 2 inches high, and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours. The blanc-manger can be covered and kept in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
- To unmold the blanc-manger, dip the cake pan up to its rim in hot water for 5 seconds, then wipe the pan and invert the blanc-manger onto a serving plate. Serve immediately or chill until needed. Serve raspberry coulis on the side.
@context http//schema.org, Calories 394, UnsaturatedFat 13 grams, Carbohydrate 26 grams, Fat 29 grams, Fiber 2 grams, Protein 9 grams, Saturated Fat 15 grams, Sodium 47 milligrams, Sugar 21 grams, TransFat 0 grams
One of Martha’s all-time favorite gelatin desserts, blancmange is like a large-format panna cotta. In French, ‘blanc’ means white and ‘manger’ means to eat. Martha ups the ante by making hers with cinnamon-steeped almond milk and just the right amount of cream.
Provided by: Martha Stewart
Categories: Dessert & Treats Recipes
|4 cups whole blanched almonds (1 1/2 pounds)|
|4 to 5 cups whole milk|
|1 cup sugar|
|2 cinnamon sticks|
|1/2 cup heavy cream|
|2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin|
|Sugared white currants, for serving (optional)|
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spread almonds in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet; bake 20 minutes. Transfer sheet to a wire rack and let cool slightly. Pulse almonds in a food processor until finely ground. Heat 4 cups whole milk, 1 1/2 cups water, sugar, and cinnamon sticks in a medium saucepan over medium until hot but not bubbling. Stir in almonds. Transfer to a liquid-measuring cup and let steep, covered, in refrigerator overnight or up to 2 days. (The longer the mixture steeps, the more flavor the blancmange will have.)
- Fill a 4- to 4 1/2-cup or two 2- to 2 1/2-cup molds with ice water. Rinse a large piece of heavy-duty cheesecloth (if thin, use a double layer) in hot water; wring as dry as possible. Place a sieve over a bowl, line sieve with prepared cheesecloth, and pour in almond mixture. Let almond milk drip through 30 minutes, then carefully gather up ends of cheesecloth and squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Almond milk should be smooth; if any pieces of almond pass through, strain through a very fine sieve. Discard cinnamon sticks. Pour almond milk into a large liquid-measuring cup (you should have at least 3 cups) and add enough of the remaining 1 cup whole milk to make 4 cups liquid.
- In a medium saucepan, combine cream and 1 cup almond milk. Sprinkle gelatin over top; let stand until softened, 5 minutes. Heat almond-milk mixture over medium-low, stirring occasionally, until gelatin is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir gelatin mixture into remaining almond milk in measuring cup. Remove ice water from mold but do not dry mold (this will make the blancmange easier to unmold later). Strain almond-milk mixture through a sieve into mold to fill. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing it directly onto surface to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate until firm, about 6 hours or overnight.
- To unmold, quickly dip mold into a hot-water bath to loosen pudding from mold, or use a hot wet towel that has been wrung out. Place a serving platter over mold and quickly invert. Jiggle to loosen; remove mold. Serve with currants, if desired.