The Pass. The Judgement day of plates.

The Pass. The Judgement day of plates.
Bring the finished plates up to the pass for inspection.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Almond Panna Cotta with Raspberry Sauce

So this dessert, an almond panna cotta with steeped raspberry sauce, is quite an amazing dessert. Although, to be honest, as beautiful as this dessert is- texture wise, color wise, and flavor wise, it's great.. but it's not really one of my most favorite desserts. I am not sure why excatly this dessert doesn't intrique my culinary excitments, but.. My guess is that, I've had way too many pudding-like desserts since I was a kid. All those cheap chinese puddings my parents or grandparents would buy for me to eat.. they're starting to take it's negative toll on me.

Anyways, panna cottas are real easy to make and although this one is made with roasted sliced almonds and a few drops of bitter almond concentrate, you can pretty much make any other flavors of panna cotta. You can make a dark chocolate panna cotta, you can make an orange citrus panna cotta or even just a regular vanilla panna cotta with vanilla beans from mexico or something. But my opinion of panna cotta desserts are based on simplicity and purity. Panna cottas are not meant to be complicated in flavors or in texture -nor do they need to be dull- All I am saying is that, it IS what IT is, so keep it that way.