Firni

Masterchef Brian Mellor makes creamy Firni with Delamere Dairy's sterilised cows' milk.

Servings: 4 Prep Time: 15 mins Cooking Time: 20 mins

What you'll need

  • 500ml Delamere Dairy Sterilised Whole Milk
  • 5 tbsp Ground rice
  • 2 tbsp Ground almonds
  • 200ml Single cream
  • 4 tbsp Granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon 
  • 4 tbsp Flaked almonds
  • 8 Dried Apricots, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Pistachio nuts, lightly crushed

How to make it...

  1. Mix the ground rice and almonds evenly together. Put the milk into a saucepan and start to warm over a medium heat. Sprinkle the rice and almonds evenly over the top of the milk and bring to the boil stirring
  2. Add the cream and sugar sprinkle the cinnamon in, stir well or whisk gently and cook over a low heat for 6-8 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool stirring occasionally to prevent a skin forming.
  3. Mix the apricot, pistachios & almonds together and when the milk mix is cool stir in around 3/4 of the fruit & nuts reserving a few for decoration.
  4. Transfer to a serving dish or glass, sprinkle with the reserved fruit and nuts. Firni can be served hot or chilled.

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