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.
I chose to make chocolate pannacotta since i have a chocoholic at home:-)I used the recipe from HERE but substituted the gelatin with agar agar. Since i did not know the conversion between gelatin and agar agar, i posted the question in DB forum , and as usual Audax was there to help me out. I tried it with the suggestion Audax gave and am very happy with the result.
CHOCOLATE PANNA COTTA
Milk 1 cup
Agar agar(china grass) 7.5 gms
Water 1/4 cup
Whipping cream 2 cups
Sugar 1/2 cup
Semi sweet chocolate 3/4 cup
Vanilla 1/2 tsp
1.Put the agar agar in water and let it rest for 2 minutes.
2. Heat the water agar mixture on a very low flame till it dissolves completely.Add milk to this. Let it heat for 2 minutes. switch off the flame and Keep it warm
3. In a saucepan heat the cream, sugar and vanilla and bring it to a boil.
Add chocolate and whisk till melted. Now whisk in the agar agar-milk mixture to it. Let it cool for 2 minutes( not completely else it will set)
Transfer to a ramekins or the glass to be served.
Agar agar sets at room temperature. But if you like it cold, transfer it to the refrigerator.
Yummy delicious chocolate pannacotta ready
NESTLE FLORENTINE COOKIES
Butter 1/3 cup
Quick oats 1 cup
Granulated sugar 1/2 cup
All purpose flour 1/4 cup
Golden syrup 1/8 cup
Milk 1/8 cup
Vanilla 1/2 tsp
Dark chocolate 3/4 cup
Preheat the oven to 190 C
Melt butter in a saucepan . Remove this from the fire and add oats, sugar, golden syrup, milk, vanilla, flour and salt. Mix well.
Drop a tablespoon of this in a greased cookie sheet not very near to each other(preferably 3" apart) and flatten it slightly
Bake them for 6- 8 minutes.
Allow them to cool in the sheet itself.
Meantime melt the chocolate in the microwave for a minute.
Peel the cookies and sandwich the cookie with the melted chocolate. I liked it with the chocolate though.
Thank you Daring bakers and thank you MalloryAnd thank you Audax for all the help
Labels: CHOCOLATE, cookie, Daring Bakers, Dessert, oats