This week’s recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie was Vanilla Mango Panna Cotta. This recipe is great for the hot weather days we have been having. It did not require me to turn on the oven, which is a definite no-no when the temperature gets above 80degrees outside, which is has been almost all month. For this recipe there is a smooth mango puree on the bottom of a vanilla bean panna cotta. I got some vanilla beans while back and I had been saving them for a special occasion. I wasn’t going to use one of them for this, but then I thought “What am I really saving these for? I can always buy more.” So, I used one of them. I loved the fragrance of the bean. And it was neat to see all the little seeds flecked throughout the panna cotta.
Overall, this dessert was just so-so for us. I didn’t mind the flavors, but the texture wasn’t what I was expecting. I was expecting more of a creamy, pudding like texture instead of the Jell-O style texture that it had. I love creamy desserts and so I think my expectations were just slightly off. Like I said, the flavors were good. The vanilla and mango were very refreshing. I don’t know if I’ll make this again, as I would prefer pudding, but it was a nice change of pace and that is why I joined this group. I love trying all of the different recipes.