The February 2011 Daring Baker’s challenge was hosted by Mallory from A Sofa in the Kitchen. She chose to challenge everyone to make Panna Cotta from a Giada De Laurentis’ recipe and Nestle Florentine Cookies. I was especially excited about making the panna cotta as I had heard of it so many times but never ventured out to make it myself. I love to desserts (obviously) but when it comes to making them I usually play it safe with a cake of sorts. This is why I am so happy to be a part of Daring Bakers as it challenges me to put fear aside and make things I probably would have never considered attempting.
Alright, on to this month’s challenge which I made for my Bible study group on Valentine’s day. The panna cotta was ridiculously easy to make. I topped it with some frozen mixed berries that I cooked down with some sugar. The florentines were also easy to make it was just a bit time consuming. I didn’t try either of the desserts but the ladies assured me they were both delicious. Only one of them had ever heard of or tried panna cotta so it was fun to share something new with them.
Check out my fellow bakers here to see their creamy dreamy crunchy sweet desserts. Thanks Mallory for such a fun challenge this month!