Busy week here at Casa B- it seems like between doctors, sporting events, packing, and cooking for a sick friend, the hours are slipping away faster than I can keep up.
Just a quick post tonight- a special request from a dear friend who isn't feeling well prompted me to promise Panna Cotta. I've posted this recipe before here - it's a staple around here.
Today I decided to surprise her with some wonderful sweet plums, roasted with ginger and vanilla and served warm with the custard.
Ginger Roasted Plums
6-7 ripe, firm plums
scant 1/4 cup sugar
finely grated zest of 1 lemon
1 TBLSP lemon juice
1 TBLSP liqueur (I used Galliano today, but dark rum, or Amaretto is good too)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp ground ginger
3-4 TBLSP crystallized ginger, slivered
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease a baking dish with unsalted butter or baking spray. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir. Pour into baking dish and roast for 15- 20 minutes, stirring halfway through. Cool to lukewarm and serve with ice cream, custard, or panna cotta
Buon Cibo, Buon Amici,
Pattie and Allie