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Cherry Blancmange     CD   DP   English  60mins plus setting

Serve 6     Cold  Nuts  Fruit  Alcohol  Dessert  Pudding  Gluten Wheat free England  British  Europe

 

Ingredients:

450g/1 lb Flaked Almonds

600ml/20fl.oz. Water

25g/1oz Gelatine

100g/4oz Caster Sugar

6 tbsp Cherry Brandy

225g/8oz Fresh Cherries

 

Instructions

 

1. Pound the almonds to a smooth paste with a pestle and mortar. Put the paste into a bowl and gradually mix in 600ml/1pt tepid water. Leave for 20 minutes.

 

2. Put a sieve lined with muslin over a bowl and pour in the almond mixture. Squeeze the muslin until you have extracted 600ml/1 pt almond milk.

 

3. Gently heat the gelatine in a small pan in 60 ml/2 fl.oz. of the almond milk, stirring until the gelatine has dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat.

 

4. Pour the rest of the almond milk into a saucepan and stir in the sugar. Set the pan on low heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved.

 

5. Stir the dissolved gelatine into the almond milk and mix thoroughly. Cool the almond milk and stir in the cherry brandy.

 

6. Lightly oil a 600ml/l pt jelly mould and pour in the contents of the saucepan. Let the blancmange cool and then put it into the refrigerator for 2 hours to set completely.

 

7. Turn it out and serve it with the fresh pitted cherries.

 

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Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

 

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