When Ferd was 4, he said to me:
“Hare you go, Pirate Pete..this should make you feel better.”
He offered me his treasure chest.
I thought I wanted to be a fairy princess and instead, I am Pirate Pete.
Either way, I love panna cotta.
Bring 2 cups of heavy cream to the simmer with 1/2 a vanilla bean. Add 1/4 cup sugar, and combine. Stir until the sugar melts. Don’t let the cream come to a boil. In a separate bowl, combine 1 3/4 teaspoons of gelatin powder with 3 Tablespoons of cold water. Make it this way first. If you would like it to be looser next time, try using 1 1/2 teaspoons of gelatin instead. Stir to dissolve. Combine the gelatin mixture with the cream. Pour into 4 to 6 slightly greased custard cups and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve with pan roasted figs and honey.