Dessert Recipes > Flummery

How to make flummery:
A very ancient English dessert. The use of almonds shows that this was once quite a luxurious dish. Originally bitter almonds were used with the sweet almonds. Bitter almonds would not now be used as they contain prussic acid.





Ingredients

one handful almonds
enough gelatine to set 2 pints liquid (see packet for instructions)
1 pint water
1 pint cream
1 1/2 tablespoons caster/superfine sugar
1 tablespoon orange flower water
(see measure conversions for more information)

Method

- Blanch the almonds.
- Grind the almonds in a blender.
- While grinding gradually add the water and the orange flower water.
- Put into a saucepan.
- Add the sugar and gelatine.
- Bring to the boil, stirring all the time.
- Strain through muslin.
- Allow to cool.
- Add the cream and stir often until on the point of setting.
- Pour into a mould and allow to set in fridge.