October 21, 2010

Panna Cotta and Knit day Thursday!

It's been a busy week, Adam and Emily both had their socialising time at the children's centre! Emily's is on a Monday morning and Adam's is on a Wednesday morning, plus I have been on my evening course, done a set of nails, been shopping for pumpkins (more on that later!), made a cushion cover, done a pedicure, had the kitchen measured for new flooring, knitted and done all the usual mummy chores!

Woah, I'm tired just re-living it all!

Tomorrow we are back to the children's centre for Halloween arts and crafts, I don't about Adam and Emily but Mummy is going to have some fun tomorrow!!!!

I am almost finished with the mystery knitting, I have about a quarter of it left - so hopefully *fingers crossed* I can get it finished by next Thursday. I also have a beautiful cardy lined up for Emily.

Before I go though I wondered if anyone wanted my Panna Cotta recipe? This is mainly for Amy, but feel free to try it if you wish - it is majorly yummy!!!!

Panna Cotta
Serves 4

Cooking times: 15 minutes, plus 2 hours chilling time

240ml/8 fl.oz Milk
3 teaspoons powdered gelatine
240ml/8 fl.oz Double cream
The zest of 1 lemon
1 Vanilla pod, split length ways
100g/4 oz Sugar

  1. Place 60ml/2 fl.oz of the milk in a small mixing bowl and sprinkle the gelatine on top. Stir to combine and set aside.
  2. Place the remaining milk into a saucepan with the cream, Lemon zest and vanilla pod. Heat gently until just starting to simmer.
  3. Add the sugar and then stir in the gelatine mixture. Stir constantly to dissolve the gelatine completely.
  4. Remove the vanilla pod using a spoon (and  lemon zest using a sieve - optional) then pour into ramekins, allow to cool then chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours until well set.
  5. To serve - gently run a knife around the edge of the custard and un-mould each dessert onto an individual serving plate. Serve surrounded by berries and/or berry sauce.
Have fun x


scrappyjacky said...

Busy lady,Rachel....can't wait to see the completed knitting....and the recipe sounds delicious.

humel said...

Gosh, that does sound busy! I'm looking forward to the unveiling of the mystery knitting :-)

Donna said...

Knitting Thursday sounds like a fabulous idea - definitely going to try and work that in to my plan for the week! Thanks for commenting on my blog, it made me laugh when you mentioned preparing for Journal Your Christmas - I hadn't even thought about fitting that in too!! :-) x

Sally said...

my word when will you have the time to go back to work!!!! LOL!! xxx sounds like you are having a lovely time though xxxx

Amy said...

That does sound like an easy recipe - something quick to do with the kids hanging off your legs! I will have to try :-)

What a busy week you have had Rachel, enjoy the Halloween crafting :-)

JO SOWERBY said...

still intrigued by the mystery knitting,..............loving the children's social events at the children's centre, such an important resource in our community too. lets hope the government doesnt mess it up as well. oooh panna cotta, will have to give this a go
Jo xxxx

debs14 said...

Certainly sounds as if Mummy is enjoying the craft sessions as much as the children! Looking forward to hearing more about the mystery knitting.