Who’s hot??? I am I am!!!!
Seriously, what’s with 100 degrees on the first day of June???? I knew when we moved here that the summer’s were hot, what I guess I didn’t realize was that summer started in May and not in July like back in Ottawa. Baked goods are just not such a great idea when the oven just makes it feel that much hotter. It’s way too hot outside to do anything. So today I pulled out the box of cook books and started to flip through the pages. I was looking for cool treats to beat the heat and found a couple of things that would be great together. Today’s combination are separately two great cool treats, at least I think so!
First, Rob loves Panna cotta, so I used Lucy Waverman’s recipe:
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tbsp gelatin
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 tsp grated lemon rind
- Combine 1/4 cup milk with the gelatin and heat over low heat until gelatin is dissolved.
- Combine remaining milk, cream, sugar and lemon rind and bring to boil, simmer for 5 minutes
- Remove from heat and combine gelatin mixture. Cool to room temperature.
- Strain and pour into individual ramekins. Chill until set
and second, my girls love fresh strawberries and I thought to combine balsamic for tang and sugar for sweet.
- 2 cups cut up strawberries
- 2 tsp sugar
- 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
- Stir together and let sit, then pour over panna cotta.
The combination of the two, for someone who loves chocolate and cake, loved this! The lemon of the panna cotta and the sweet/tangy of the strawberries make this cool treat a recipe to remember!
The hardest thing in the recipe is removing the panna cotta from the ramekins. Remember to grease the ramekins and just before serving run hot water over the bottom of the ramekins to release. Be careful not to drop the panna cotta into the sink ( I didn’t do it but I so could see it happening!)
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