It was so nice to meet all of those that came out to my appearance at Bally’s Casino in Atlantic City Gourmet Food & Wine Show this past weekend..so excited to hear that some will be coming on the culinary cruise with me in May 2012!
For those of you that have already made their reservations and those that may be thinking about it..we will be making a stop at a vineyard in Sicily to experience the wine and take a tour of the vineyard…for those of you that asked for some Sicilian flavor before the cruise..here’s one of my favorite Sicilian delicacies..Biancomangiare..a type of pudding..simple yet so delicious.
*4 cups almond milk
*peel of 1 lemon grated
*1 1/2 cups sugar
*1/3 cup cornstarch
*pinch of cinnamon
Place almond milk (leave 1/4 cup in glass for later) in a saucepan over low heat. Add in lemon peel, sugar and pinch of cinnamon. Place cornstarch in remaining 1/4 cup of cold almond milk and stir in till starch has dissolved.
Add into warm milk mixture and keep stirring till just before beginning to boil.
Remove from heat and place in a mold. Place in refrigerator till firm. Turn upside down onto serving plate and dust with powdered sugar and cinnamon, serve.
For more great recipes get your copy of the Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winning book The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Holidays & Special Occasions-2nd