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Toasted Almond Sponge

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Ingredients
  Envelope of unflavored gelatin 1
  Milk 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs), scalded
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Whipping cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Toasted slivered almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

Soften gelatin in 1/2 cup cold water.
In heavy skillet caramelize 3/4 cup sugar, stirring constantly so it doesn't burn.
Remove from heat when a deep golden brown.
Slowly add milk.
Cook and stir till all caramel dissolves.
Remove from heat.
Add softened gelatin, the 1/4 cup sugar, and salt; stir till dissolved.
Add vanilla.
Pour into bowl and chill till thick and syrupy.
Whip cream; fold into gelatin.
Fold in almonds, reserving a few for garnish.
Chill till firm, 2 to 3 hours.
Spoon into sherbet dishes.
Top with reserved almonds.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Chilling
Ingredient: 
Almond
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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