Monday, July 20, 2009
I was so excited to try this one! The summer raspberries haven't done very well here, but I'd found red currants for the first time ever here at a farm stand. (I had to get a picture of the currants - I think they're the prettiest fruit possible!) So I subbed the currants for the raspberries. The only other change was I only made a half batch.
For the blanc-manger, I ground slivered almonds in our little coffee grinder and sifted it. It got fine enough, I think, but it looks less pretty with the speckles of skin. Maybe if I try this to serve, I'll try ordering almond flour. I also lined the pan with waxed paper, so it looks a little wrinkly, so I'd get the chair to reach the parchment if I were going to make this for anyone :)
We really liked this. The currants worked really well, I thought their tartness was balanced well with the base. I'd like to try a mix of raspberry and currant, too.
Thanks to Susan of Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy for this great pick!
Posted by Joy at 4:29 PM