Sunday, February 27, 2011

Daring Bakers February - Honey Mascarpone Panna Cotta & Coffee Gelee





The pitter patter of little feet, this is what I am listening to right now. I have tried my darnedest to put Indy down for a nap but I hear lots of movement upstairs. Here is how it went.


Place child in bed
Read story to child
Walk out of room
Child opens door
Mom closes door







Child laughs says “Come get me momma!”
Door opens, child laughs
Mom closes door, holds knob, child turns light on and off (laughing)
Mom tries not to laugh (this can only invigorate child)
Kid sticks fingers out from under the door
Mom restrains herself from poking at childs finger and snickers a bit


Mom walks downstairs and writes her Daring Bakers post…having no clue what is taking place upstairs but it sure does sound like clown training school….for elephants








INGREDIENTS (Panna Cotta)

1 PKG. PLAIN GELATIN (OR 1 TABLESPOON IF YOU BUY IT IN BULK)
1 L HALF & HALF OR 18% COFFEE CREAM
1/2 CUP MASCARPONE
1/4 CUP HONEY
1 TSP. PURE VANILLA EXTRACT
Find delightful instructions here








Coffee Gelée
Adapted from this recipe in Gourmet Magazine

Ingredients:

2 cups brewed coffee
1/4 cup hot water + 2 tablespoons cold water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1½ teaspoons unflavored powdered gelatin
2 teaspoons (10 ml) vanilla extract







Directions:

1. Place granulated sugar and 1/4 c. hot water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stir until the sugar has dissolved.


2. Sprinkle gelatin over 2 Tablespoons cold water and let it soften 2 minutes or so.


3. Stir the coffee, sugar, hot water, and vanilla into a small metal bowl, add gelatin mixture and stir well until gelatin has dissolved. If pouring over Panna Cotta, be sure that this mixture is no longer hot, it will melt Panna Cotta if it is, let it come to room temperature.






UPDATE – A TEDDY BEAR HAD TO BE PUT IN TIME OUT.

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38 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

You had me at some coffee jelly! Looks yum yum!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Lovely panna cotta! I bet they were divine.

Cheers,

Rosa

MaryMary said...

Love the honey panna cotta! Wasn't sure I would love the coffee gelee but now I'm sorry I didn't try it.

Michael Toa said...

YUM! This looks so good. I love coffee desserts. One of them is for me, right? Right?

poor teddy bear... :(

Annie's Dish said...

I don't think I've ever had panna cotta let alone ever made it. I am intrigued though. Yours looks delicious and the ingredients are simple enough. I am going to have to try it!

Quay Po Cooks said...

Your panna cotta looks so tempting and I absolutely want to try making this now.

dinnersanddreams.net said...

The coffee gelle on top of the panna cotta looks divine. I can imagine the taste.

Nisrine

Lizzy said...

Poor Teddy! Love the look of the coffee gelee...beautiful photos!

Tamara said...

Delightful! I've been making panna cottas for the last week a couple of times, in different combinations, we love this dessert. Yours looks sooo good :)

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

I have hard times too putting both my girls to sleep on their own.
They'd climb everywhere.

Yummy Team said...

This looks yummy! Tempting clicks!

Marina said...

That sounds awesome and pictures are so beautiful!!

sadaf said...

wow,
really a licious looking panna cotta & coffe glee is enhancing beauty of this dessert .

SprinkleBakes said...

Beautifully done!

Megan said...

This sounds just perfect. Panna cotta is one of my favorite desserts, and I'm sure it was extremely decadent with the honey and mascarpone.

LDH said...

What a delicious and PRETTY dessert this is! Amazing that you could complete this recipe whilst your little one diverted your attention. She is a cutie!

Mari said...

Awesome creativity!! Looks delicious, the photos are magnificent.

Have a great week :)

Shandy said...

AmAzing! I love how creative you are and your photos are beautiful.

Faith said...

Poor Teddy! Your pictures look gorgeous!!!

aipi said...

Fab looking panacotta, your presentation is very chic n elegant!


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megan @ whatmegansmaking said...

So pretty, I love the way you photographed it!

Jenn said...

I looks so lovely... I bet it was absolutely delicious!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

one word...awesome. I believe coffee is the perfect thing to top panna cotta!

À LA GRAHAM said...

Beautiful post: story, photos and recipe as always! So understand the nap trials. My daughter quit when she was 3yrs 3 mos and I was pregnant 6 months...it was misery. Even fighting for those naps are worth it in the end...a moment to work on your blog in peace!

teresa said...

this is just beautiful!

Susi said...

Love the color contrast of this dessert and the flavors sound awesome :o) Nicely done!

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

The pictures are gorgeous! Holy bejeezus I feel ya on the naptimes. Squirrel drives me crazy with it. Still haven't figured out the best way to put her down for a nap :(

Design Wine and Dine said...

Ahhh, I have had many a similar day! I always think how I would pay money to have someone place me in a warm bed and tell me to take a nap!

This looks wonderful and like the perfect escape! :)

Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking) said...

Jen, these are such gorgeous, cheerful images! Thank you for sharing this easy, elegant dessert recipe... I just love all of those flavors. And hey, if you have any mascarpone left, save it for the mini tiramisu I'm posting this week! ;) I hope you had a very enjoyable weekend with your family and look forward to seeing more of your delicious creations!

''Cucina di Barbara'' said...

Hello!
I love panna cotta.
Never tried with mascarpone cheese...
Have a nice day, barbara

Val said...

I heart Panna Cotta and yours looks divine!

Raina said...

These look so impressive in the wine glasses and sound delicious. I remember those days chasing around my kids...great memories. Now they are taller than me and like to take naps...lol

baking.serendipity said...

Too cute! I love the story and your panna cotta! Awesome job on the challenge :)

Mary said...

Gorgeous light on that yummy spoonful! I love coffee jelly, and with mascarpone panna cotta it must have been amazing. Fill it with booze and it's like a tiramisu that'll make you have a nap.
;)

Kris Ngoei said...

When time is rough, I look into your pictures overseeing your garden and the blue sky, I feel so much better.... great shots!

Rosemary said...

You never fail to make me laugh . . . and you never fail to make my mouth water! Great stuff.

Eliana said...

You did such a great job with this challenge. This looks amazing!

Aparna said...

YOur panna cotta looks lovely. Ha, ha, that opening reminds me of whan my daughter was a toddler. She was always too wound up to go to bed, especially on days when I had something lese to do!