Friday, 2 November 2007

Panna Cotta with Rose Wine Jelly...

I had some Rose open that I had not particularly liked so I cooked it up with some sugar, added the gelatine and lined some dariole moulds (I got some plastic ones for 75cents each at Essential Ingredient)

I then made the panna cotta, this is the easiest thing in the world. Heat up 250ml cream with 1/3 cup of sugar and a vanilla bean. Soak 1 gelatine leaf in cold water and add it to the cream and take it off the heat. Take out the vanilla bean. Once it's a little cooled and the wine jelly is set in the fridge, gently add the panna cotta layer and leave to set. To turn it out I put the bowl into some boiling water for a few seconds to soften it and then turn it out. If you feel it won't work try running a knife around the edge.

I was rumaging around trying to find something to decorate my plate and went out onto the balcony and there was my rocket seedlings sprouting up and guess what... I thought they looked nice... I am sure that Tobie Puttock once used purple basil sprouts to decorate a dessert and Jamie uses thyme in cakes so.... the peppery smell and taste was odd with the jelly and cream but beggars cannot be choosers.... V x





21 comments:

Tarah said...

Ohh,
Looks good :]

And to your question,
You can find peanut butter chips usually in the baking area.

I used REESE'S peanut butter chips.

http://www.hersheys.com/products/details/bakingpieces.asp

Gloria said...

Vida this looks so yummy, beautiful pictures, congrats!! xxxxGloria

vida said...

Tarah, I am in Australia and we don't get that here. I will check the USA Food shop that we have in the suburbs. Thanks Vida x x x

Gloria, they were VERY yummy and I am happy with the photos too, I am getting better slowly... Vida x x x

Jack said...

Ohh the rockets coming up! Yah!
Nice pictures you are getting better!
Jack

Kate / Kajal said...

oooh so elegant. They look delicious vida, wish i could just take one off the screen.

paris parfait said...

Hmmm - don't like rose but your pannecota looks fabulous! xo

vida said...

Jack, I am trying!! All this with a camera I purchased in Aldi supermarket... thanks... Vida x

Kate/kajal, wish you were here and I would have given you some, I am the only one in this house that eats them and I have had enough... thanks for stopping by... Vida x

Tara, I learned to love it in France but this particular bottle did not please me so with lots of sugar it became something better... They were so soft and wobbly and really fabulous if I say so myself... Vida x

vida said...

Tara, you could use just about any juice, or sweetened red wine or white, dessert wine would be great, and for the panna cotta try using some citrus zest instead of the vanilla bean or even bay leaf (do you call it laurel?)... the ideas are endless... Vida x x

Paul said...

Hi Vida- I've been in lala land the past few days. But I'm back now...Your Pannacotta looks lovely. Very pretty. Well done! X

Truffle said...

How gorgeous. So very elegant and refined. I love the flavours too.

vida said...

Paul, thank you and I missed you!!! I was starting to think about giving up!! Yesterdays sunshine helped get me out of my dark mood... so happy to hear from you... Vida x

Truffle, thank you so much... I fell like I am starting to get the hang of it, I always feel I could do better but am a bit afraid to try... you lovely comments help, thanks again... Vida x

Christie said...

hey vida,

yummy, I LOVE pannacotta, very tricky to make it well too!

Like the new look for the blog!

Love to catch up soon, but we are all sick & feeling sorry for ourselves at the moment, a big house full of grumps, fun!
xxxx

vida said...

Hey Christie, sorry you are all sick, that sucks!! I know the feeling sorry part, that is why my blog is yellow, I am sending sunshine vibes to self... the pannacotta was so soft and wobble, just perfect if I say so myself... let me know when you are all better and I will make you a meal to cheer you up!! Love and kisses to you all, Vida x x x

Ilva said...

Vida I love this, it's a brilliant idea really! Enjoy yourself on Monday and remember to post about it, with photos! xx

vida said...

Ilva, you got it... Vida x x x

Fruit species said...

This jelly is so interesting and cute. Looks like a siren from afar. Great food blog!
Fruity

vida said...

Fruit species, thanks for visiting... you got me confused, "siren from afar", what does that mean???? P.S. how did you find me??? Vida x x x

Fruit species said...

It looks like those round signal or warning lights, sometimes mount on top of those plain police car :) Came in from... actually, I can't remember but from one of your comments in someone's blog.
Fruity

vida said...

Fruit species, NOW I see it... yes, I see it on top of a cop car... you know what confussed me, I was thinking like sirens, like mermaids, you know??? I have no idea why I thought sirens, instead of sirens... must be the blonde in me!!! I only asked how you found me because I just wonder how people do, unless I have commented on their site or seen the name in a comment or whatever... Vida x

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chriesi said...

Wow stunning.