It’s a beautiful thing to go to a farmer’s market and breathe the heady aroma of sweet strawberries and peaches, a few of my favorite fruits. I was seduced by a small basket of Gaviota strawberries as I was leaving the farmer’s market and just had to get em.
As you all know strawberries & cream is a classic combination and a quite delicious one. I can eat a bowlful of berries just topped with creme fraiche or freshly whipped cream. But this time around I went with Creme Fraiche Panna Cotta with Strawberries from the Sunday Suppers at Lucques cookbook.
Panna cotta is so easy to make. It’s one of the few desserts that sits on my desserts-I-can-actually-make list. It’s an Italian dessert whose name means “cooked cream.” It’s basically cream base that has been set with gelatin and chilled. You can flavor it any way you please but since I heart creme fraiche with a passion I went back to it to pair with my strawberries.
The creamy, cool and tangy panna cotta and the sweet strawberries simply tossed with a bit of sugar made a beautiful team. Not only an easy dessert but a looker too.