Sunday, February 27, 2011

Daring Bakers, February: Panna Cotta and Nestle Florentine Cookies



The February 2011 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Mallory from A Sofa in the Kitchen. She chose to challenge everyone to make Panna Cotta from a Giada De Laurentiis recipe and Nestle Florentine Cookies.

You can find the recipes behind the link above.

Daring Bakers February: Panna Cotta and Florentine Cookies

I was originally going to make a Violet Crumble-themed panna cotta, with honey panna cotta and chocolate panna cotta, but I'd run out of chocolate. Instead, I went for one of my favorite sandwiches--honey with nut butter--in this case, a mix of peanut butter and nutella. I made Florentine cookies filled with peanut butter ganache, and honey and peanut butter/nutella layered panna cotta.


Daring Bakers February: Panna Cotta and Florentine Cookies

Daring Bakers February: Panna Cotta and Florentine Cookies
Daring Bakers February: Panna Cotta and Florentine Cookies

Daring Bakers February: Panna Cotta and Florentine Cookies

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Daring Bakers February: Panna Cotta and Florentine Cookies

Notes:
-I didn't want to buy and use corn syrup, so I stuck with honey. While this kept the cookies from spreading out and flattening more, I loved the flavor of it, especially with the peanut butter.

-This is the easiest challenge I've done in a long time. It's little more than the effort needed to make rice krispie treats and instant pudding.

-To layer your panna cotta, you have to let each layer set fully first. This can take 2 to 6 hours.

You can check out my fellow DBers' results through our blogroll.

2 comments:

Tia said...

ooh they look really hearty and wholesome! I did a cheese-cake type panna cotta :)
ButtercreamBarbie

shelley c. said...

Peanut butter and nutella. It doesn't get much better than that! :) Really great job on the whole challenge.