This week my bake-a-long group is making Mango Vanilla Pannacotta, from Dorie Greenspan’s Baking Chez Moi cookbook. For a few days before I made it and wrote this post, I was trying to think of a ‘hook’ for the post, something to make it funny, or tell a bit of a story, but nothing came to mind, and the recipe went (relatively) smoothly. Dorie writes delicious recipes, and this one is no exception. (I think. I didn’t actually eat it myself. But I’ll get to that in a moment!)
I think the only unique thing about this post (besides the fact that the mango I saved for the recipe went bad and I had to replace most of it with the only other tropical fruit in my fruit bowl, kiwis), is that this post is a day late. Possibly even two days late, by the time I finish writing it up. I’ve mentioned before that I have IBS and I had another lovely episode at work yesterday, so I came home all trembly and weak, ignored the dishes on the counter that were looking at me reproachfully, and lay down on the sofa with a blanket, a pillow, and Netflix. I didn’t move until the wee hours of the morning when I flopped myself into bed.
I felt better today, but the nasty, horrible IBS symptoms came back at work again. (Probably means I haven’t been sticking to my lettuce-for-lunch-five-days-a-week diet recently. Yay, lettuce.)
However…I persevered! Pain or no pain, I was going to make the pannacotta after work! Even if I couldn’t eat it myself. The pannacotta contains gelatin, and being a vegetarian, I gave eating this one a miss, and passed it on to the DH. I knew he would appreciate my sacrifice. My delicious, tasty, sacrifice.
The recipe itself is pretty easy to make. Just make the fruit puree and spoon it into some pretty glasses. Boil up the cream/milk with a vanilla bean, add in the gelatin, let cool, and pour over the chilled fruit puree. Let sit in the fridge until set. Serve! Easy, yes? Even with a stomachache I could manage it.
The DH thoroughly enjoyed the pannacotta, and I will say, the puree itself was delish! I’d love to try making this recipe with some agar agar, or another vegetarian gelatin alternative. I wonder if any of the other bloggers did? Want to see what everyone else made? Check it out here!
Next Post: Something that won’t make my stomach hurt. Maybe time for another Salads I Have Known and Loved post!
I hope you’re feeling better. I love the shot glasses!
Thanks, Sarah! I was trying to play around with different glasses. And it’s a perfect serving size! 🙂
I hope you’re feeling better now. I think this would be delicious with just about any fruit. I used agar agar (2g of flakes pre-soaked in the milk-cream mixture then simmered in it until dissolved) and it was nice and creamy, but others had different experiences with it.
Oooh, thanks for the agar agar tip, Zosia! I totally want to try that with the next Baking Chez Moi pannacotta recipe. Sounds delicious!
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Kiwi is such a great idea. There are very few green color fruits you can use to make a puree that looks as good with panna cotta. On my to-do list.
Joyce, Kitchen Flavours
sorry to hear about your IBS, hope you are feeling much better by now.
Your kiwi version looks yummy. One that my family will definitely enjoy!
Def. feeling better, thanks for asking! The kiwi (at least the puree that I tried) was delicious!
my husband cannot eat dairy products without paying for it so I had to go the non-dairy route but I have never tried using a vegetarian gelatin substitute; perhaps I need to try that… glad to hear you are feeling better!
Non-dairy sounds like a great switch-up from the routine. Good on you for trying something new! I’ll have to try it myself one time!
Your panna cotta look wonderful. Sorry to hear that you have been suffering – hope it has settled down now.
Thanks! And thanks! It has. 🙂
Hope you’re feeling better! A couple of people played around with vegetarian versions. I want to make a vegan version for my partner with coconut milk, so I was paying close attention to those posts.
I think a vegan version would be awesome! I’d totally be interested in reading about your experiences if you do make a vegan version!
It looks good! I opted out of this one as I’m not a panna cotta fan…and am allergic to mangos. True story…Hope you’re feeling better!
Allergic to mangos, say it ain’t so! And I was wondering where your post was; see you next time! 🙂
I do hope all is well now, it sounds terrible. Kiwi sounds like a refreshing substitute. I hope you can make this one again and enjoy yourself. Well wishes.
Thanks, Diane! Much better now, thank goodness. And the kiwi puree was delish!