Dienstag, 1. März 2011

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Panna Cotta with Papaya & Oat Florentines

The February 2011 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Mallory from A Sofa in the Kitchen. She chose to challenge everyone to make Panna Cotta from a Giada De Laurentiis recipe and Nestle Florentine Cookies.

Last month’s challenge was  a nice and relaxing one. Although I am posting a bit late, the panna cotta and the cookies were finished already three weeks ago. I like those challenges, that emphasize the recipes, that do not need several days and five different methods and a whole freezer for accomplishing, because simplicity is often the best. Like chocolate chip cookies. Easy and a hit. So is panna cotta. One of my all-time favourite dessert.

The recipes given were not what I know or expected.

I added some yogurt instead of cream to the panna cotta, which normally works well. It worked, but the flavour wasn’t like I knew it. But it was okay. I left the honey out and added some vanilla, which should be in every Vanilla Panna Cotta, since the name calls for it, although the recipe didn’t. That was very strange, but who would I be to follow recipes?!

Panna Cotta with Papaya & Oat Florentines

The florentine recipe was strange for me as well, since I’ve already baked some, but the recipe didn’t call for rolled oats or syrup. This time I followed the recipe (indeed!). The result were some were sweet cookies, that have to be baked long enough, until they are all crispy through and through.I left the chocolate out to stick two of their kind together, because the would have been too much. I liked the cookies, although for me they didn’t had much in common with florentine cookies, like we know them in Germany.

I would like to know how they are in Italy, but since my Italian is very limited, the research wasn’t a great success. So anyone who can tell about this?

Here’s the recipe of the cookies. I do not provide, the one of the panna cotta, since I’ve already posted some (Coconut Panna Cotta & Buttermilk Panna Cotta) , which I prefer.

Panna Cotta with Papaya & Oat Florentines

Panna Cotta with Papaya & Oat Florentines

                        

8 Responses so far.

  1. Anonymous sagt:

    Na mal wieder fototechnisch selber übertroffen? -sonst natürlich auch.
    Kann man das letzte Foto wieder für nen Kalender oder Poster festhalten?
    lg ma

  2. berry lovely sagt:

    Your panna cotta looks beautiful. I was also surprised about the oats in the florentines. Italian florentines are also made with almonds.

  3. It’s my first time to be making a panna cotta recipe. I wished that your recipe will give my first success in this kind of dish. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  4. @Rose: Try my coconut panna cotta. It's the best! And if you are not that into coconut, leave the coconut milk out and use cream and milk instead.
    I wish you luck, but it's easier, than you might think. Tell me how it worked out.

  5. your pannacotta looks so good! I love papaya and coconut 🙂

  6. Miri Leigh sagt:

    This panna cotta looks absolutely savory. Cant't wait to try out the recipe- thanks for sharing!

  7. Piano Schoenhut sagt:

    Yum! Coconut flavored panna cotta! That sounds delicious. I love this with some nuts or almonds. Thanks for the recipe.

  8. Colores sagt:

    delicious!!! love panna cotta and with coconut!! uhmmm and florentines….. perfect! kisses

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