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Florentine Cookies and a Pomegranate Panna Cotta

Posted by on Feb 27, 2011 in Cookies, Fruit, Other Desserts | 3 comments

Florentine Cookies
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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.

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Florentine Cookies
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I thought the combination of panna cotta and cookies was a bit odd but I’d never made either before so I was looking forward to it. The cookies are so easy to make. It took me about an hour to make these on a weeknight. I made the panna cotta on the weekend.
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Nestle Florentine Cookies
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Ingredients
2/3 cups butter
2 cups quick oats
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup plain flour
1/4 dark corn syrup (I used golden syrup)
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
*Optional extra - I added some extra chopped hazelnuts and toasted almonds to the batter. I think these need a little something extra as they’re a little plain without it.
1 cup dark chocolate
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1. Preheat oven to 375 F/190 C. Line baking sheet with parchment paper (I didn’t bother as I have an excellent non stick baking sheet).
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2. Melt the butter in a medium sized sauce pan, remove from the heat and add the oats, sugar, flour, golden syrup, milk, vanilla and salt. Mix well with a wooden spoon.
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Florentine Cookies
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3. Drop tablespoons on the baking sheets 3 inches apart. Press down on each mound slightly with a fork or back of a spoon.
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Florentine Cookies
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4. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
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5. Place the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 second intervals. Pour into squeezy bottle and drizzle over top of each cookie. Chocolate can also be sandwiched between 2 cookie.
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Florentine Cookies
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The panna cotta wasn’t that hard to make but it took awhile to make because I had to wait for the bottom layer to set and then for the top layer to set.
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Pomegranate Panna Cotta
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This is also the first time I’ve actually eaten a panna cotta. I prefer cake but the bottom layer was rich and creamy and the top pomegranate layer gave it a little bit of tartness.
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Pomegranate Panna Cotta

Pomegranate Panna Cotta
adapted from Giada de Laurentiis

Ingredients
1 cup whole milk (I used semi skimmed)
1 tbs powdered gelatine
3 cups double cream
1/3 cup honey
1 tbs sugar

1. Place the milk in a bowl. Sprinkle in the gelatine powder and leave for 5 minutes.
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Pomegranate Panna Cotta

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2. Pour the milk into a medium sized sauce pan over medium low heat and stir until the gelatine dissolves (don’t boil the milk). Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir for 5 minutes.
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Pomegranate Panna Cotta
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3. Remove from the heat and pour into glasses (or wine glasses). Refrigerate for several hours until set.
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Pomegranate Panna Cotta
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Pomegranate Gelatine
adapted from Graces Sweet Life
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Ingredients
1 1/2 tsp powdered gelatine
1/4 cup boiling water
1 cup pomegranate juice
1 tsp caster sugar
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1. In a small bowl stir together the boiling water and gelatine until it’s dissolved
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2. Stir in the pomegranate juice and sugar until combined. Pour over the set panna cotta and refrigerate for several hours.
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Can’t wait to see what next months challenge brings!
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3 Comments

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  1. Rosaleda (Maria Begoña)

    Wonderful combination of the panna cotta. I love the pomegranate.

    Florentia And look fabulous.

    Greetings

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  2. Alicia (The Red Deer)

    The florentine cookies look yummo!

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  3. Aparna

    I like the tart contrast of pomegarnate that you chose for your pann cotta. I get pomegranates here but have never thought of doing anything with them except using them as they are!

    Reply

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