Gluten-Free Honey Blancmange Recipe
By: Gillian on April 19, 2011
Blancmange (pronounced “blawnh-manhzh”) is a light, sweet dessert usually set in a mold and served cold. There are many variations of blancmange, many flavored with almond. Recipes have been found dating back to at least the 13th century and it was a common dessert with the upper classes in Europe in the Middle Ages. The translation to “white or bland dish” may refer to its color or the fact that it is easily digestible and good for those with a poor appetite.
3 Tbs cornstarch
2 1/2 cups of whole milk
1 Tbs honey
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbs butter
Put the cornstarch in a medium-sized mixing bowl and add a little of the cold milk; mix to a smooth paste. Warm the rest of the milk in a non-stick saucepan over medium heat and then mix into the cornstarch paste; add mixture back to the saucepan. Cook with stirring until the mixture comes to a boil and thickens. Lower the heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the honey, vanilla and butter. Rinse a mold with cold water (do not dry), add the mixture and allow to cool at room temperature for a few minutes before placing in refrigerator to set. When the blancmange is cold and firm, unmold onto a serving plate.