Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Raspberry Blanc Manger for that Summer Delight

This week's choice of Raspberry Blanc-Manger was chosen by Susan of Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy.....(what a mouth full). You can check out the recipe and Susan's tale of losing power just as the mold was setting. Then having to make it all over again. It happens to the best of us. I've had a few desserts that I was using for special occasion, bite the bullet too!

Blanc-Manger (pronounced “blah-mahn-jhay”) is a sweet, creamy dessert made with milk, cream and sugar, thickened with gelatin or cornstarch. Most versions are also flavored with almonds, as is this one. The true origin of the dish is unclear, but it is believed that it was a result of the introduction of rice and almonds in early medieval Europe, perhaps around the mid 13th century. If I had to compare it with something more familiar, I would say it is similar to a Bavarian or a panna cotta. Dorie’s version also includes fresh raspberries, although any berries or fruit will do.

I did mine plain with a blended Raspberry sauce as a accompaniment. You can use those great looking cute molds. But be sure to use plastic wrap to line the mold, to make it easier to come out. To see what others are up to check out Tuesdays with Dorie. And go out and get Dorie's book "Baking from my Home to Yours" on Amazon....You will love it!!!

We give this 5 Berries
for being Berry-Delicious!

2 Others Say::

Anonymous said...

Looks great - I love the photo!

isabelle said...

Looks delicious!
I'm glad you enjoyed this.