Rosewater. Ancient’s most romantic herbs used in various recipes during the Arab Empire to make sweet drinks and desserts or for seasoning savory dishes. I just love the idea of making sweets using rosewater. The sweet scent of rose beautifully lingers on a little longer in the mouth after the the food has gone.
I love it!
Today, I decided to cook up a simple dessert with divine flavours of rosewater. Rosewater is a rare thing to find here in Inner Mongolia, but I managed to buy a bottle a few weeks ago. I’ve kept it for a while and now it’s the perfect time to make one. After last night’s simpe birthday party at home, left me with some ingredients, enough to make panna cotta – plus there’re lots of red roses for my photo props.
ROSEWATER PANNA COTTA
(makes 6/7 pcs)
* 100 gr caster sugar
* 500 ml heavy cream
* 100 gr sour cream
* 4 tbs rosewater (dillute in 1 cup of water)
* 10 gr gelatine powder
* sprinkles of vanilla crystal
1.) Heat sugar, vanilla & rosewater + water in a pan
2.) When sugar dissolved, add gelatine. Careful not to boil
3.) Whisk it until gelatine dissolves completely
4.) Add heavy cream. Cook through
5.) Pour mixture into panna cotta moulds
6.) Let it cool – refrigerate for 4/5 hrs until set.
7.) Drizzle with rosewater syrup
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