Creme Fraiche Panna Cotta with Strawberry Mousse and Puree
I love panna cotta–I’m going to be waiting for some really good strawberries to try this one. My mouth is watering in anticipation just reading this post!
I don’t care much for sweets but I do thoroughly enjoy a good panna cotta, creme brulee and cheesecake every so often. Notice a pattern here? Maybe it’s just the silky velvety consistency that I’m drawn too. It really doesn’t get smoother than panna cotta. Traditionally made with cream, milk, sugar and gelatin this time I went for panna cotta with a twist – the twist being creme fraiche (which I recently discovered when making a Valentine’s Day creme fraiche cheesecake). The result – a denser richer panna cotta than the standard but one that pairs perfectly with an airy strawberry mousse and strawberry puree. I’ve made panna cotta dozens of time since Daring Bakers first introduced me to it and I’ve noticed that going lighter on the gelatin and omitting honey produces the wibbly wobbly delicate panna cotta, whereas honey in place of almost all the sugar yields…
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