TWD: Strawberry Blanc-Manger

by Holly on July 22, 2009

Well, I’m a day late, so this is really my Wednesday with Dorie, but you get the idea. I finally decided on Tuesday afternoon to just try to put the blanc-manger together. I didn’t have any raspberries on hand so I used some strawberries instead. I put together two small ramekins making only a 1/4 recipe (thanks to converting to grams and ounces). I think I may have incorrectly converted the almond meal though since there was quite a bit in mine, but who knows.
While the dessert was different than I expected, it was a happy difference for me. I expected it to have a real “gelatin-y” texture to it which I wasn’t looking forward to. Instead it was creamy and light with just some texture from the almond meal and strawberries.
So, while it wasn’t something I will probably make again, I’m glad that I went through with it and found out it wasn’t what I expected.
This week’s recipe was chosen by Susan at Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy, where you will find the recipe. Make sure to check the Tuesdays with Dorie blogroll for more versions!

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amanda July 23, 2009 at 12:56 am

This is one of those that looks SO GOOD in Dorie's book but I've never been brave enough to try it. I think I'm gonna have to give it a try after reading that it isn't as gelatinous as it sounds! Looks delish!

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Nancy/n.o.e July 23, 2009 at 1:35 am

I agree that it is more airy and mousselike than jello like. Which is definitely a happy thing! Your strawberry version looks delicious, and I'm glad you ended up making it too.

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ostwestwind July 23, 2009 at 7:31 am

Better late than never 😉 This looks delicious, although this was not your favourite…

Ulrike @ Küchenlatein

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Michele July 23, 2009 at 10:22 am

I'm glad you tried the recipe! I think your looks good–I actually prefer it softer.

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Susan @ SGCC July 23, 2009 at 2:45 pm

Love your Blanc-Manger! It looks just perfect! The strawberries were a great choice. Well done!

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Pamela July 23, 2009 at 4:00 pm

Your killing me! That looks so amazing and delicoius.

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Katrina July 23, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Way to go just getting it done. I didn't care for the texture, so I scooped it all into a bowl and made ice cream out of it. It's good. Oh, I also used hazelnuts and Nutella instead of fruit.

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Manggy July 23, 2009 at 5:11 pm

To be fair, I still kinda like the gelatin-y texture… Must be the kid in me, hahaha! 🙂 Great job, I'm glad you liked it!

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isabelle July 23, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Yours looks lovely!
Beautiful with your fresh srawberries!
Sorry, that you didn’t love it.

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pinkstripes July 23, 2009 at 11:58 pm

Your blanc manger looks delicious. I like that you used strawberries. YUM.

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Team Jensen July 27, 2009 at 12:33 am

Mmmm, it really was delicious though grainy from the almonds!

Thanks Holly for letting me eat the rest for you! It was very rich tasting, too, so even though it was small I could only eat 1/2! That's pretty amazing for my big appetite, too!

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