Request #2: Panna Cotta
Before I got bogged down — really only inconvenienced — by the weather last week, I was hoping to get a two-fer of Italian desserts in: biscotti and panna cotta. I thought it was kinda cool that they both had the word “cooked” in the name. Panna cotta is of course a very different thing than a biscotto, it being a flan-like dessert (“cooked cream” is what the words literally mean). What they have in common is that they’re both very easy things to prepare, but when done well, can be show-stoppers.