During the summer, when the days get longer, and the temperatures rise, “Menjar Blanc” (almond pudding) is a dessert you will surely enjoy. This refreshing pudding is established in practically all of Spain but can be found under different names. For example, menjar blanc is the exact word for this dessert in Catalonia.
However, in Andalusia, it is known as “Blancmange,” but in the Canary Islands, you must ask for “Bienmesabe” to be served this dessert. In general, during the summer festivals, especially those called “festes la calle” (street festivals), menjar blanc abounds.
This ancient recipe, which is said to date back to the Middle Ages, has roots that may be even older. This recipe is made using the same procedure over 1000 years ago. Still, today’s households always add a touch of their own personality to it.
For the topping of our recipe, we have chosen cherries as they are one of our favorite summer fruits.