After making the honey panna cotta with strawberry gelee, or as he called it "strawberry custard," he was quite smitten with it. He requested I make it again, and soon. It's rare that he actually requests things, he usually just dutifully eats what I put in front of him. He's a good husband like that. So, I wanted to reward him by making panna cotta with orange gelee. I wanted to try something a little bit different for this attempt, and boy did I pay for it.
I found a dairy-free coconut panna cotta recipe that I thought sounded easy, delicious, and wouldn't require me to buy anymore heavy whipping cream. Well..... I'm not really sure what I did wrong but as it was chilling the coconut separated, as you can see in the pictures, and it just did not turn out well. At all.
It also had a slightly weird smell so, I honestly didn't really even eat any of it. Ha. According to the man it had the consistency of yogurt. He said the coconut panna cotta was 1 star out of 5 (ouch!) but the orange gelee was 3.2 stars out of 5. Whereas the original honey panna cotta was 4 out of 5 stars. It's good to have an honest critic! I could tell by looking at it the coconut was not going to be up to par.
|At least it looks pretty! Ha!|