Blancmange or Biancomangiare

The blancmange has the consistency of impalpable mist and the taste of a dream upon waking. The intense fragrance of almonds and their aroma that still remains on the palate make the blancmange of the most extraordinary traditional desserts of Sicilian pastry.

recipe given by our chef at .

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250 ml single cream
400 g blanched almonds
120 g of frumina (wheat starch)
200 g of sugar
Grated rind of one lemon

These ingredients are able to feed:  6-8persons


First you have to finely chop the almonds in a blender. Then put them in a rather large bowl and cover with a liter of cold water to which you must add the grated rind of a lemon. Cover the bowl and leave to infuse for 6-8 hours.
After this time you have to filter through a very fine strainer and collect the liquid, squeeze well the chopped almonds even through a clean cloth to retrieve all the liquid.
To the liquid recovered almonds add the sugar and wheat starch (make sure no lumps are formed, in case they must be broken up). Also add the single cream. Put on low heat and bring to the boil stirring constantly.
Pour the cream into molds, let them cool and then place in the refrigerator for at least one night. Serve them cold.

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