Lavender Panna Cottas

Having said that I haven't been quite successful in my bakes lately, I haven't actually stopped baking...well, at least I'm still making some desserts. Maybe, I should let my oven and myself be separated for a while. Perhaps, I should just do some boiling or heating up of chocolates or milk or stuff? Maybe ice-cream? Sorbet? Panna Cottas?


As I was out for my workshop today, I made my panna cottas the day before. As my previous experience with lavender was pretty good, I decided to make Lavender Panna Cottas. I used the recipe from Tartelette and omitted the apricot. Instead, I placed a small slice of avocado on it and squeeze some chocolate syrup to lighten the taste a little. Indeed, the lavender panna cotta was really good. I've got very good comments on them! I'm just glad it was another good decision made at the last minute!


Recipe for Lavender Panna Cottas, extracted from Tartelette.
Makes 8 mini cups.

Ingredients:
1 cup Milk
1 cup Heavy cream
1/2 cup Sugar
2 Tbsp Lavender buds
3 sheets Gelatin leaves bloomed in 2 tbsp water

Method:
1. Combine all the ingredients, except the gelatin, in a saucepan over medium high heat and bring to a boil.

2. Remove from the heat and let the cream to steep for 20 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, heat the gelatin in the microwave until the gelatin dissolves completely.

4. Pass the cream mixture through a sieve and stir the gelatin into the cream mixture.

5. Scoop the cream into the cups or ramekins and let them set in the fridge for at least 3 hours, or overnight.

6. Before serving, decorate with anything you like.... Even without decorating, the panna cottas are good on its own!


Side track a bit. My colleague taught me a way to eat the avocados. To blend them with milk and ice, then add chocolate syrup to it. This was how I had them earlier. I can only say, it can be addictive! So, be warned!

8 comments:

vincent said...
April 12, 2009 at 12:29 AM

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Passionate About Baking said...
April 12, 2009 at 9:31 AM

Hi Vincent,
Thank you for the invitation! I have already added Petitchef to my blog. I hope it's useful for others too! Thank you once again!

Kitchen Corner said...
April 12, 2009 at 6:04 PM

Looking at the avocado remind me our lunch. This is really something special. I haven't heard about lavender panna cottas. It must be very tasty! Good job!

Passionate About Baking said...
April 12, 2009 at 8:51 PM

Hi Grace,
Aw yes. Our lunch had quite a number of avocados yah?
Hey, this lavender panna cottas is really really worth trying. It's very fragrant, but yet, not overly powering! Do try it!

Elyse said...
April 13, 2009 at 1:37 PM

Looks like you're still making great use of that lavender that your sister brought back. These panacottas look delicious!!

Passionate About Baking said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Hi Vincent,
Thank you for the invitation! I have already added Petitchef to my blog. I hope it's useful for others too! Thank you once again!

Kitchen Corner said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Looking at the avocado remind me our lunch. This is really something special. I haven't heard about lavender panna cottas. It must be very tasty! Good job!

vincent said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Hello,


We bumped into your blog and we really liked it - great recipes YUM!!! YUM!!!.
We would like to add it to the Petitchef.com.

We would be delighted if you could add your blog to Petitchef so that our users can, as us,
enjoy your recipes.

Petitchef is a french based Cooking recipes Portal. Several hundred Blogs are already members
and benefit from their exposure on Petitchef.com.

To add your site to the Petitchef family you can use http://en.petitchef.com/?obj=front&action=site_ajout_form or just go to Petitchef.com and click on "Add your site"

Best regards,

Vincent
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