The Monthly Miette for May, Aimee from Food Je t'Aimee choose the challenge of Panna Cotta. Its a classic Italian dessert made by simmering together cream, milk and sugar mixing this with gelatin and letting it cool to set. This recipe from author Meg Ryan of Miette has the incorporation of buttermilk. Most commonly served in a ramekin or bowl and served with a fruit garnish appropriate for dessert.
Initially I wanted to break out all my molds we have acquired with our business Creative Gourmet Inc. and use them with a selection of garnishes and presentations to show on this blog. But once again all my equipment is packed away and I'm left with challenges. However I had an idea of using different shapes and sizes of stem ware and glasses with different flavours and garnishes to create a Miette Masterpiece.
|Glasses for the Presentation! |
|Panna Cotta Miette Masterpiece !|
I was photographing at about 11 o'clock at night on the clearest part of our dining room table against the corner of the room for an appropriate clean canvas. I enjoy photographing food and creating ideas for presentation. At second try, perhaps some blocks for the glasses to incorporate more height would satisfy my first vision. Or maybe some more close up shots.
The following day for breakfast we did finish off the remaining Panna Cotta with the help of our oldest daughter, Lyra. She thought it was neat to be eating from a wine glass and I'm sure she felt she was a princess.
Eventhough I had the photos taken and Panna Cotta created 3 weeks ago, I still find myself at the last second typing this blog post. Eventhough its hard to include it into our schedules, I am enjoying the cooking, creating and bloging of my Miette Masterpieces! See you in June!