This is a post about strawberry pannacotta. But the picture is of BBQ rump steak, with asparagus and tomato, basil and mozzarella salad. And the reasons for this will become apparent...
Some weeks ago Dagmar in Sweden posted some gorgeous little rose-shaped cakes and since then I have been a teensy bit obsessed with rose-shaped silicon cake moulds. Mine arrived this week and I decided that for a first thing I would take advantage of the British strawberry season and make a pannacotta.
So. I made 300ml strawberry puree (strawberries processed and seived), brought 100ml cream and 1tbs sugar to the edge of boiling, added 3 sheets of gelatine, soaked and wrung out and a touch of rosewater, combined and into the moulds and into the fridge (makes 4).
Only thing is that when I went to serve 2 of them last night, with some reserved strawbs and a sprinkle of sugar, they didn't turn out. They splodged onto the plate and needed scraping out with a silicon spatula. Wonderful flavour and texture, I will do it again, but in ramekins so I needn't unmould.
Tonight we were due to eat the other pair, but we ate so much of the rump steak in the picture that it is all I can do to stay awake, no way are we having pudding!