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Tuesdays with Dorie: blanc…er vert…manger

July 21, 2009

Every time I whip up my cream by hand I am again reminded of how much I need to just suck it up and buy a mixer.  That’s all I’m going to say on that topic.

But in reality, I just wasn’t feeling the Blanc-Manger.  I didn’t even gather ingredients until after work yesterday.  I mean–no offense–this just seemed like a lot of work to just have berries and cream.  That is, until I started craving figs and the boy suggested ground pistachios instead of almonds.  Then I was sold.

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The blanc-manger (or vert-manger in this case?  I do so love those pistachios) turned out to be a light, fluffy, fruity delight.  I was especially smitten with the fact that no oven (and only minimal stove top) was required, making this a perfect summertime treat.  Lots of dishes were dirtied, but at least those don’t make me wish I used the air conditioner!

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Susan of Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy selected this recipe, and I’m really glad she did.  I don’t think I would have picked the recipe myself, but I learned a lot in the process and found myself truly enjoying the end process.  Isn’t that why I joined Tuesdays with Dorie in the first place?

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. July 21, 2009 4:50 pm

    I LOVE your vert-manger! Such a great idea and I bet it tastes marvelous!

  2. July 21, 2009 7:54 pm

    Wow, love the idea of pistachios in this recipe! It looks kind of cool with the green tinge.

  3. July 21, 2009 9:23 pm

    You add a great idea to use the pistachios! I love the light greenish color of your vert-manger 🙂

  4. July 22, 2009 11:37 am

    Vert manger indeed 🙂 Lucky you to find fresh figs – they’re nowhere to be found here in WI. Awesome take on the recipe!

  5. July 22, 2009 11:57 am

    Oooh pistachios!! I WISH I tried this with pistachios! It looks gorgeous!

  6. July 25, 2009 10:56 am

    Glad you ended up liking this one! Love your Vert-Manger! It looks just perfect! Well done!

  7. July 25, 2009 1:19 pm

    Wow! I love your vert-manger with pistachios and figs!
    Sounds delicious!

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