Almond Cream (Crema Di Mandorle)

"Posted for the Zaar World Tour-Italy. From the "Best of International Cooking" cookbook. I haven't tried this recipe. Prep time doesn't include refrigeration time."
 
Almond Cream (Crema Di Mandorle) created by gailanng
Ready In:
1hr 30mins
Ingredients:
5
Serves:
4-6
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ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 1 cup blanched almond (chopped)
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons brandy or 2 tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur
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directions

  • Lightly grease a baking sheet; set aside.
  • Melt butter in a small skillet over low heat. Add sugar; cook until golden brown, stirring constantly. Stir in almonds. Spread almond mixture on greased baking sheet; cool completely. Crush into crumbs.
  • In a medium bowl, whip cream until stiff. Fold in brandy or liqueur. Reserve some of the crumbled almond mixture to sprinkle over the top of dessert. Fold remaining crumbs into whipped cream.
  • Spoon into 4 to 6 dessert dishes. Sprinkle with reserved almond crumb mixture. Refrigerate until set.

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  1. rosslare
    Such delight, and all natural! I used Amaretto for the liqueur, and a whopping 1/3 cup of it. I think to achieve the desired consistency, you really have to crush the almond brittle smaller, than on the picture.
     
  2. gailanng
    On a sinful dessert calculus scale this hits about a 200. I'm registering as a serial offender. Made for PAC Spring 2010.
     
  3. gailanng
    Almond Cream (Crema Di Mandorle) Created by gailanng
  4. A Good Thing
    Almond Cream (Crema Di Mandorle) Created by A Good Thing
  5. A Good Thing
    WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW!!!! I'm not kidding! I'm just speechless. Crazies Cook for ZWT4 (-: And these girls CAN COOK!
     

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