Combine first four ingredients until well coated with butter. Press into bottom of 4 inch ring molds. Chill.
Combine 1/2 cup sugar and fromage blanc in large bowl, whisk over a hot water bath until sugar has dissolved. Squeeze all water out of gelatin sheets and add to warm fromage mixture, stir until gelatin has dissolved. Cool slightly over a water bath until slightly thickened. Whip yolks in mixer with second 1/2 cup of sugar until thick and pale, fold into fromage mixture. Carefully fold in whipped cream. Fill 4-inch ring molds, smooth tops and chill until set.
Serve with strawberry mint salsa.
Bring sugar and water to a boil in a heavy sauce pan. Brush down sides of pan with a water to prevent sugar from crystallizing. Cook until amber in color and water has evaporated. Carefully stir in butter with a wooden spoon until completely blended. Quickly stir in almonds and remove from heat. Immediately pour onto a greased 1/2-inch sheet pan. Cool.
Yield: 3 cups
Recipe courtesy of Gale Gand