It's supposed to be end of spring here in Montreal, yet the weather is still extremely moody. Yesterday was crazy hot and sunny. Today was cold & cloudy most of the time.
The only good things that remain stable so far are the yummy fruits & vegetables. The vibrant colors, the ripe smells & the feel of them in your hands. I love everything about spring and summer (except for my allergies and the wasps that like to hover in my face)
So let's pretend it is hot outside, and indulge in this cold creamy & fruity goodness of panna cotta. A lot of the time it is made with cream ("panna cotta" means "cooked cream") but I went with whole milk instead. I started out with this recipe & then got carried away and made 2 other layers, lol!!!
Honey panna cotta
(recipe taken from Diary of a professional eater who got it from Giada D.L)
- 2 cups whole milk
- 2 packets of Knox gelatin
- 1/2 cup honey (more or less depends on your taste)
- a tiny pinch of salt
- a tsp vanilla extract
(I didnt cook the milk, so it can't be panna cotta... but what is it then? Mango mirror?)
- 1 Ataulfo mango, peeled and cut into chunks
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 packet of Knox gelatin (I used only half and it wasn't set enough)
Layer on top of set honey panna cotta. Refrigerate for an hour
- 1 cups of washed, hulled & chunked strawberries
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 packet of gelatin
I had some strawberries and a bit of the white chocolate Cointreau custard left, so I made another plate of dessert. All were greatly enjoyed by my parents and their friends.
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