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Delicious Blancmange a trip to Childhood

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Making this delicious Blancmange is what brought back my childhood to me.

A Blancmange is a smooth pudding set in a mould and served cold.  Blancmange a dessert that is originally French. To make this delectable dessert sugar sweetened milk or cream is thickened either with gelatin or cornstarch are the main ingredients. The dominating flavour is almonds as almonds are used to flavour the pudding.

blanc mangier,whitedish,


I always wanted my Mother  to make these foods that I read about. My staple diet of reading was the British author Enid Blyton. Enid Blyton spoke of camping trips and children being detectives and solving mysteries that puzzled adults and food.  Scones, Yorkshire pudding, watercress and cucumber sandwiches and Blancmange!

Amma did make custards, pudding etc. but something’s were beyond her as we had no access to anything but names that we threw at her.  Now had she been around she would have come up with a lot more innovative ideas than I can ever think of.

My original idea was to make Yorkshire pudding but … maybe someday!!

Coming back to blancmange traditionally they are white, blancmanges are frequently given alternative colours. The others that are similar to this pudding are Bavarian cream, panna cotta, annin tofu, the Turkish muhallebi, and haupia.

According to Wikipedia:

”The historical blancmange originated sometime in the Middle Ages and usually consisted of capon or chicken, milk or almond milk, rice and sugar and was considered to be an ideal food for the sick. Tavuk göğsü is a sweet contemporary Turkish pudding made with shredded chicken, similar to the medieval European dish.”

But then let us make our Blancmange which is also known as white dish, blanc mangier was an upper-class dish common to most of Europe during the Middle Ages and early modern period!

blanc mangier,whitedish,


The puddings that I have tried in the past are Malva PuddingSelf Saucing Chocolate PuddingBaked Bread PuddingBanana and Burnt Butter PuddingThai Coconut Pudding/CustardAgar Agar PuddingTrifle PuddingRagi Pudding or Nachni-che-SatvCoffee Chocolate PuddingBread Pudding, Kheer. Do check out my Corn Pudding and Sago and Chia Seed Pudding too which I tried out in the series  Are you Pudding me?

Delicious Blancmange a trip to Childhood

A smooth pudding set in a mould and served cold.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Bachelor Recipes, Kid-Friendly
Cuisine: British/English, French
Servings: 4 People


  • 3 Cups Milk cold
  • 4 Tablespoons Corn flour
  • 6 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Almond essence
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Butter


  • In a cup mix the corn flour and ¼ cup of milk.
  • In thick vessel heat the rest of the milk and sugar. It should bubble at the edges only. (Do not boil the milk.).
  • Stirring continuously add the cold milk and corn flour mixture to the heated milk.
  • Keep stirring and cook over low flame for 10-15 minutes until mixture thickens. Switch off the gas in between the heat of the burner is enough.
  • Let cool, then add the vanilla.
  • Can pour into decorative 1/4-1/2 cup moulds.
  • Cover and chill.
  • Unmould and serve with a sauce of your choice. I also served with a sprinkling of cocoa powder. Tasted yum.


Take care while unmoulding I managed to split one of them.


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10 thoughts

  • March 15, 2017 at 2:13 am

    food with memories around it is always the best kind. Now you just need to pick up a book to take you back in time :-). The pudding looks perfectly fine, it’s set so well!

  • March 15, 2017 at 2:57 am

    Pudding must be delicious with almond flavor,Perfectly made.

  • March 15, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Your musing surely got me going back to those days for sure!…very nice..and this one sounds perfect to dig in!

  • March 15, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    Fantastic pudding with my favourite almond flavor, just love it.

  • March 21, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    lovely the decadent and luxurious texture of the pudding

  • March 22, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Yay! for Enid Blyton!! Wonderful texture to the pudding.

  • Sarita
    March 23, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Mouthwatering pudding! Looks too yummy.

  • March 27, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Reading everyones are you pudding me got back some memories!! That is one delicious looking pudding!!

  • March 29, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Creamy & delicious looking pudding. Looks great.

  • March 30, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    OMG!!! Amazing and sinful pudding.

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