Sunday, April 20, 2008
Green Tea and Vanilla Panna Cotta with Chocolate Sauce - Sugar High Friday - Asian Sweet Invasion
Amrita from La Petite Boulangette is hosting this month's Sugar High Friday, and has chosen an Asian Sweet Invasion theme; that is, make something sweet with an Asian twist. She suggests that, rather than making a traditional Asian dessert, we incorporate an Asian ingredient into a traditional dessert.
Bearing this in mind, I found this recipe for Green Tea and Vanilla Panna Cotta with Chocolate Sauce on Nordljus's blog. I liked the sound of one of my favourite Italian desserts with the Asian twist of a green tea infusion, so I have made this dessert as my entry for SHF.
I was pleased with the end result - this dessert was very smooth, and had a subtle but not overwhelming green tea flavour which gave an edge to the sweetness of the panna cotta. The chocolate sauce complemented the panna cotta well, but is not strictly necessary. I think this dessert would be perfect at a fusion food dinner party, as it looks stylish and elegant, and is a little bit different to a traditional panna cotta in taste.
Thanks to Amrita for hosting this month's Sugar High Friday, and do watch out for the roundup on her blog next Friday.