- 1 litre full cream milk
- 150 grams short grain or arborio rice
- 1 piece vanilla bean or 1tsp vanilla bean paste
- 500 grams whipping cream
- 100 grams flaked or slivered almonds
- 2 level tablespoons caster sugar
- 1 piece almond
- 1 jar stoneless cherries in syrup
- 1 heaped tablespoon cornflour
- 2 level tablespoons water
Rinse the rice in cold running water.
Place rice, milk and vanilla pod (or vanilla bean paste) into the Thermomix bowl. Cook for 45 minutes at 90on speed 1. Keep checking to ensure it doesn't become too thick.
Whisk the cream and sugar in the Thermomix bowl with butterfly attachment on speed 4 for between 20 seconds and 1 minute. Fold into cooled porridge together with almonds. Add more sugar, if you wish.
Fold into cooled porridge together with almonds. Add more sugar, if you wish.
To make the cherry compote, add the cherries and syrup to the Thermomix bowl. Cook for 20 minutes at 100 on speed 1.
Mix the cornstarch with cold water, add to the cherry compote and mix for 2 minutes at 100 on speed 1 or until compote thickens slightly.
Serve the cold rice and almond porridge with a warm cherry compote. And remember the extra gift to the lucky one with a whole almond in their pudding!
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Risalamande (also spelled as ris a la mande or ris à l'amande meaning "rice with almonds") is a traditional Danish dessert typically served at Christmas.
Risalamande was created in the last part of the 19th century. It is made out of rice pudding mixed with whipped cream, vanilla, and chopped almonds; and is usually served cold with a cherry sauce (kirsebærsauce).
It is very common to make a large batch of rice pudding for dinner on lillejuleaften ("Little Christmas Eve", i.e. December 23rd), a part of which is kept until Christmas Eve and used to make risalamande, which is eaten as dessert after the big Christmas Dinner.
Normally there is one whole almond in the dessert, and the person who finds it wins a special prize - perhaps a chocolate heart. Part of the game involves the finder concealing his discovery as long as possible, so that the rest of the company is forced to eat the entire dish of risalamande, even after they have already devoured a large Christmas Dinner.
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