Honey Panna Cotta & A Harvest : FIG AND FAUNA

Honey Panna Cotta & A Harvest

by fig + fauna farm on 11/14/12

In the past five days - three baby bunnies were born, an early radish emerged, we harvested our two male goats (also had a detailed anotomy lesson), made a third garden plot, jammed out to the new Mumford & Sons album, enjoyed a much needed visit from my brother, marveled at the stars, adopted a fluffy white dog and made two memorable dishes. First, a simple and delightful Panna Cotta. I made it just before we went to bed, allowing it to set through the night. In the morning, I served the honey sweetened treat, topped with pomegranate seeds.

"Ohhh! Is that for me?" Dane said so innocently.

Those first moments of watching my family consume my love-laden creations are worth living as often as possible. Then there was the burger. The one that we birthed, fed, loved, nuzzled and harvested with total grattitude. It was a burger that was more much than just that and intensely laced with flavor - clean, rich, fresh and buttery - while also laced with wonderful memories. We are thankful.

Back to the Panna Cotta, please give it a shot and put it in the hands of someone that you love....so worth it.


Makes 4 servings  - adapted from TheKitchn

You will need:

  • 1 1/2 tsp powdered gelatin
  • 2 tblsp cold water
  • 1 c heavy cream
  • 1 c whole milk
  • 1/4 c raw honey, plus extra for drizzle
  • coconut oil, to oil four rammekins or cups
  • pomegranate seeds, to garnish

Combine gelatin powder and cold water in a small bowl and let rest for a few minutes. Lightly oil ramekins or cups, to prevent the Panna Cotta from sticking.

Simmer milk, cream and honey on low in a smal saucepan, until well combine. Whisk in the gelatin, making sure that it is fully dissolved and there are no lumps.

Pour mixture into oiled ramekins and let chill in the refrigerator for at least four hours. Serve with Pomegranate seeds and an optional drizzle of honey.


Comments (16)

1. Pia Bineau said on 11/14/12 - 11:45AM
Mmmmm... I am truly a sucker for anything with the words "honey" or "panna cotta" in the title... I will be sure to give this a try :) http://umami-pia.blogspot.com/
2. fig + fauna said on 11/14/12 - 12:38PM
Pia ~ thank you and enjoy!
3. Alma said on 11/15/12 - 02:03AM
mhhh delicious!
4. Camille said on 11/15/12 - 02:37AM
Thank you for sharing this recipe. I have just recently heard of panna cotta (I know where have I been?) and been curious to try making it. It sounds so delish.
5. Helene @ French Foodie Baby said on 11/16/12 - 10:00AM
Oh I love panna cotta, haven't really made it though, have done more custards. Can't wait to try this. I love your tales of life on the farm, so much to be grateful for. so much beauty.
6. Erica / Kinds of Honey said on 11/18/12 - 04:38PM
What a good list of things experienced. Thanks for sharing them, and this delicious recipe. Must try soon.
7. thecitygourmand said on 11/18/12 - 05:35PM
It's as if pomegranates were MADE to be photographed. This panna cotta looks fabulous
8. fig + fauna said on 11/19/12 - 05:34PM
Camille ~ You are so welcome! Let me know how it goes!
9. fig + fauna said on 11/19/12 - 05:36PM
Helene ~ Much love to you!
10. Abigail said on 11/29/12 - 07:02AM
I made this recipe last night and served it for breakfast this morning. It was the loveliest start to the day for us - the perfect, simple breakfast. My boyfriend added a few slices of clementine to his last few bites and said that was worth trying too.
11. fig + fauna said on 11/29/12 - 12:32PM
Abigail ~ that is fantastic! thank you so much for the update!
12. Mimi said on 12/2/12 - 09:32AM
Beautiful photographs!
13. fig + fauna said on 12/2/12 - 10:52AM
Mimi ~ Thank you much!! Happy Holidays!
14. Domenico said on 12/28/12 - 07:07AM
Does harvested mean what I think it means? I am no vegetarian, but I cannot imagine raising my own meat (guess this means I'm a hypocrite, or coward at best). My question is a question coming from curiousity, and fascination... How do you "harvest" once you have a relationship? Again, total curiousity, as I enjoy a good burger as much as the next guy, I am just wondering where the feelings go. Pretty sure if Gelson's didn't exist I would be vegan. If you want you can email me at DJBbellessa@yahoo.com.
15. fig + fauna said on 12/28/12 - 11:45AM
Domenico ~ I appreciate you bringing up the question. The feelings that we have for our livestock never fade - it's difficult to part with every animal that we intend to eat. Harvesting is the end of one type of relationship and the beginning of the next stage, which is food. I would not say that you are a hypocrite or coward! But I would say that you are missing out on getting to know the lovely cow before you eat the burger;) I feel more comfortable knowing what we are eating and having the peace of mind of how it was fed, handled and harvested. As a former city dweller, I find it's such a priveledge to be involved in the entire process. Thanks for reaching out - Happy New Year!
16. Domenico said on 1/9/13 - 10:08AM
Thank you. I fear I would become vegan if I ever met her, because I agree they are lovely. Much respect to you and your family. I do plan on being much more selective with my choice of meat.

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