CARDAMOM PANNA COTTA WITH HONEYED FIGS

I get really excited when I see figs in the market. Practically giddy. Okay completely giddy. Since they’re only available for a short time I load up when I find them. With the first score of the season I always make FIG PRESERVES. This way we have them to tide us over until next season. This year I even planted a fig tree. I’m praying it makes it through winter and eventually will produce fruit. If not I may cry. Luckily I will be crying with fig preserves in hand if so. Silver lining people.

CARDAMOM PANNA COTTA WITH HONEYED FIGS

INGREDIENTS
  1. 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  2. 3/4 cup Dixie Crystals granulated sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  4. 1/8 teaspoon Cardamom
  5. .25 ounce packet gelatin
  6. 3 tablespoons COLD water
  7. 4 figs - quartered
  8. honey

DIRECTIONS
  • Into a heavy bottom pan add: cream and sugar. Heat over medium heat whisking until well combined. Allow to cook until bubbles start to form around the edges just prior to boiling.
  • WHILE cream is cooking. Into a small ramekin add cold water and sprinkle gelatin packet on top. Set aside.
  • Remove from heat add vanilla extract, cardamom and firm gelatin mixture. Whisk until well combined.