The February 2011 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Mallory from A Sofa in the Kitchen. She chose to challenge everyone to make Panna Cotta from a Giada De Laurentiis recipe and Nestle Florentine Cookies.
I completed this challenge on three separate days, beginning with the cookies.
I’ve had florentines before, but hadn’t ever made them. They were always filed away in my brainbox as fancy cookies, so I was really surprised by just how easy they were to make!
Since I was planning to make two different kinds of panna cottas, I divided the dough in half for two different kinds of florentines. To the first half, I added 2 tablespoons of smashed crystallized ginger. Then I added 6 tablespoons of cocoa powder to the other half. Mmm, yep.