Happy Monday everyone! I had a busy weekend filled with friends, cooking, and making big plans. Tyler’s 31st birthday is tomorrow and we are heading to Disneyland for a couple days, but before we hit the road I want to let you know about a new recipe I took for a spin recently – Honey Walnut Panna Cotta!
I discovered panna cotta a few years ago when we went out for Valentine’s Day at one of Brian Malarkey’s restaurants here in San Diego, and now it’s my go-to whenever I see it listed on the dessert menu. The dish itself is vanilla flavored but I enlisted the help of some crushed walnuts and wild cherry honey that I found at a honey shack on a long drive through Santa Ysabel.
This dessert is light and creamy but holds a major secret: it doesn’t contain the A1 protein (found in regular milk) making it an ideal treat to serve for the holidays. While I do not have any specific dietary restrictions, the more guests I have over to celebrate, the more cautious I am about what I put into my cooking and baking. Same goes with toppings, if you have guests with nut allergies feel free to swap out for seasonal fresh fruits like pomegranates or D’Anjou pears.
I picked up my a2 Milk® at Ralph’s and the rest of the ingredients were already in my pantry. That’s another reason why I’m so into this dessert at the moment – it’s truly easy! Here are the steps I took.
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What will you be serving for dessert this holiday season?