My Blancmange with fig marmalade

February 24, 2011
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  • Serves Six
Author Notes

Blancmange is a sweet almond-flavored milk pudding usually thickened with gelatin. In this case, I redefine the concept and create a lighter texture using cornstarch and distinguished flavor using orange flavor and topped with homemade fig marmalade. —Lisycooks

What You'll Need
  • Blancmange
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/2 blood orange peel
  • 1 clove
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Fig Marmalade
  • 1 pound Figs
  • 1/2 pound sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Blood orange zest and peel
  • 1 tablespoon brandy or whisky
  1. Blancmange
  2. Place 1 cup of the milk into a saucepan. Add orange peel and clove. Bring milk to a simmer over medium heat.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch, sugar and salt. Whisk remaining milk into the cornstarch mixture. When the milk in the pan begins to simmer, pour the cornstarch mixture into the saucepan in a thin steady stream. Whisk vigorously and increase heat just a bit to bring the mixture to a gentle boil. Allow the mixture to boil for a little, continuing to whisk, then remove from heat. Remove the orange peel and clove. Stir in the pinch of nutmeg and the extract.
  4. Pour the pudding into six ramekins, covered with plastic wrap directly on the pudding so it doesn't get a skin. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight. Garnish with the fig marmalade.
  1. Fig Marmalade
  2. Wash the figs, break them open, and combine them with the sugar and orange peel in a bowl. Cover them and let them rest overnight.
  3. Next morning heat the figs with a pinch of salt over a moderate flame, stirring. Let them scorch until they come to a boil. Add the orange zest and brandy or whisky; reduce the heat, and simmer, skimming away the foam occasionally, until a drop on an inclined plate doesn't run. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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4 Reviews

Midge February 25, 2011
This sounds really lovely.
Lisycooks February 25, 2011
Migde it is lovely. I´m new around and you guys have set pretty high standards ;)
goodforbusiness February 24, 2011
Wow, this sounds great! I hope this isn't a silly question, but do you use fresh figs or dried?
Lisycooks February 25, 2011
Fresh figs!