Friday, 25 September 2009

Odds and Sods and Panacotta.

Loads of rain, so lots of washing being done! The boat looks a bit like 'Widow Twankey's Laundry' these days. Still it's good to get everything clean and fresh and still have water in the tanks!

The Navy patrol has been in evidence for the last few days. They have a big boat that you can hear coming for miles by the throbbing of it's engines, not much opportunity for a stealth operation there I think. The crew are all very friendly and gave us a cheery wave every time they cruised past, which was about five times yesterday. Must have been keen that the U.S. Embassy officials who were down got a good look at them!

We are enjoying the current crop of oranges that the Mayan's are selling along the roadside in Fronteras. For 5Q, around half a euro you get a bag of 8-10 juicy fruit. perfect for that freshly squeezed juice to start the day. I juice up a couple of bags and keep them in the fridge, it's TBH's favourite accompaniment to his breakfast pancakes.

Cleaning out the fridge the other day I was faced with a number of half empty containers that needed using up so scouring my cookbooks I made this delicious yogurt pannacotta. It was so easy I am wondering why I haven't made it before...

Yoghurt Panacotta.

2tbsp cold water
1.5tsp gelatine
1/2 cup plain yoghurt
1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup sour cream
1tsp vanilla essence

Put the water in a bowl, sprinkle on the gelatine, stir until dissolved and set aside for a minute.

Whisk milk and sugar in a pan over medium heat. When it's hot but NOT boiling whisk the mixture into the gelatine.

Whisk that mixture with the sour crean, yoghurt and vanilla essence until smooth.

Cover and chill for at least 3 hours.

I made a strawberry coulis to go with it and we ate the lot! It was so good I have just made it again.

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