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
Adapted from this recipe in Gourmet Magazine
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
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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