Tuesday, July 28, 2015

TWD ~ Baking Chez Moi Mango Panna Cotta


TWD ~ BCM Mango Panna Cotta

It’s time for Tuesdays with Dorie, Baking Chez Moi. I was so excited with this weeks pick! I adore Panna Cotta! I’ve made it several times in the past although, it’s been awhile!

Last summer, while visiting Italy, I succumbed to the creamy, luscious texture of Panna Cotta much more than I should have. While my grandkids were eating their fill of Gelato, I was enjoying this magnificent, vanilla flavored, velvety dessert. I am a pudding kind of girl anyway. Rice pudding, custard pudding, chocolate pudding, Creme Brulee, tapioca or Pots de Creme. You name it, I love it! I think you get the picture! 

Dories Panna Cotta was absolutely luscious…I loved the contrast of flavors between the vanilla cream and mango

While in the picturesque Tuscan countryside, we visited a family owned and operated farm called, Fattoria Poggio Alloro. We made pasta, we toured the winery, and we sat on a patio, covered with beautiful floral vines to eat lunch. The patio had the most spectacular views of San Gimignano. We were served a magnificent lunch, including fresh tomato bruschetta, and our choice of several pasta entrees.  Our table had several bottles of family made white and red wines. I remember the food being amazing. What stands out in my mind most, besides the beautiful country side views, was the dessert! I was served an incredibly smooth, light and silky Panna Cotta, covered with berry compote. Panna Cottas can be flavored with a variety of different ingredients; the richness comes from the cream that makes up the base for this dessert. 

The view with San Gimignano in the distance
Our table with the stunning view
My Panna Cotta from Fattoria Poggio Alloro

Dorie’s recipe was quick and easy. First taking a sliced up mango, placing it into a blender and blending till smooth. I added a touch of honey, and a bit of limejuice.  Spoon this mixture into the glasses you will be using to serve your dessert, then place into the freezer for approximately 20 minutes.  While you wait, it’s time to make the Panna Cotta. Heat the cream, milk, sugar, and vanilla bean to a boil, let the flavors meld for about 20 minutes. Once it's rested, add water to the gelatin, and let bloom.  Microwave the gelatin mixture for 20 seconds to liquefy. Bring the cream mixture back to a boil, add to the gelatin, stir and let cool. Now top the mango filled glasses with the cream. Refrigerate at least two hours until chilled before serving.

 So good and yet so easy

Rich and succulent….A perfect summer time dessert!  Happy Tuesday everyone!
This recipe can be found in Dorie’s new cookbook Baking Chez Moi. We don’t share the recipes  unless they have been previously published. If you would like to see what the other bakers thought of this one, check it out here. There are many Panna Cotta recipes on-line, this one at the The Splendid Table is pretty similar. 




17 comments:

  1. I haven't had a single panna cotta in ages! I love the mango flavour and these look scrumptious.

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  2. Everything about this sounds perfect ... especially the trip to Italy!

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  3. Take me to Tuscany!! Your panna cotta look pretty.

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  4. Oh to have had this in Italy! I love your photos from that trip and your panna cotta looks perfect.

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  5. Now you put this dessert in the right context. Great photos!

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  6. I've done pot de creme but not panna cotta. Looks delicious and your dishes are perfect!

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  7. Beautiful panna cotta! Yes, it was so good, and so easy to make too!
    Lovely photos!

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  8. I have never seen a panna cotta made that way, with the layers of flavor. It looks wonderful, and I can just imagine the many different fruit purees that would taste great in the bottom of the glass.

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  9. Gorgeous dessert, you should be a food stylist, I am not kidding around. My dessert-eater is back in town starting tomorrow and will be living 20 minutes from me so hopefully now I will have a place to consistently park desserts and get my act together to post at TWD again. Your photos of Italy are gorgeous, Mark and Matt are drooling over them remembering their time there as well, one of their favorite cities.

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  10. A perfect summer time dessert, we loved it. Your photos of Tuscany are gorgeous Kathy, I love that shot of
    San Gimignano in the background, a gorgeous place to visit.

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  11. Your panna cotta looks just beautiful. How wonderful that you got to go to Italy with your family. It must have been a great trip.

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  12. I love panacotta and mangoes!
    Delicious!!

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  13. I would have been eating panna cotta right along with you. Lovely memories and an even lovelier rendition of this dessert!

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  14. Hi Kathy, so glad that I 'popped' in at the right moment to check out your amazing and creamy goodness of the gorgeous Mango Panna Cotta and your amazing photos from Tuscany. We still have an abundance of ripe mangoes so I must make an effort to make this yummy panna cotta. My grandson loves panna cotta and it would be so nice to be making this special treat. Have a wonderful week, ahead! xo

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  15. It looks like you had a lovely time in Italy. Now you can take a little Italy with you with this panna cotta. I wish mine was more pudding like than gelatin like but it was still tasty.

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  16. Traveling gives us so many beautiful experiences and food is one of them. Your panna cotta looks delicious!

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  17. It is one of my favorites too and each time I make it I wonder why I don't have it more often. These are beautiful Kathy.

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