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Dame Blanche

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This recipe for Dame Blanche comes as a boon for a special person like me and may also prove to be good for you. There is not a single month when I don't serve this yummy Dessert! Do try this and get back to me with your views.
Ingredients
  Blanched peeled whole almonds 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Gelatin powder 2 1⁄2 Tablespoon (2 1/2 Envelopes)
  Whipping cream 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
  Red currant jelly 1 Tablespoon (For Garnish)
  Toasted slivered almonds 1 Tablespoon (For Garnish)
  Fruit 4 Tablespoon (Fresh / Crystallized Red Soft, For Garnish)
Directions

GETTING READY
1 In a food processor jar, chop the almonds coarsely.
2 Transfer to a bowl, and add 1 1/2 cups warm water.
3 Let stand for 15 minutes.
4 Line a sieve with a clean cloth or large piece of cheesecloth and strain the almonds and liquid.
5 Gather up the edges of the cloth and twist round to squeeze out all the moisture from the almonds.

MAKING
6 In a small saucepan, heat the milk slowly with the sugar to the boiling point.
7 Stir continuously to dissolve the sugar completely.
8 Remove from the heat and while still very hot but not boiling, sprinkle in the gelatin powder.
9 When it has completely dissolved, stir in the almond milk.
10 Strain the mixture into a large mixing bowl through a fine sieve.
11 Allow to cool completely.
12 In a bowl, beat the cream until stiff .
13 Gradually fold into the almond mixture.
14 Ladle the mixture into crystal or frosted glass cups or small bowls.
15 Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, until set.

FINALIZING
16 Fill a pastry bag fitted with a fine gage plain tip, with redcurrant jelly.
17 Pipe the jelly over the surface of each serving in concentric circles or in a design of your choice.

SERVING
18 Serve at once.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Chilling
Ingredient: 
Almond
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
165 Minutes
Ready In: 
190 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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