S’mores Panna Cotta…from Bell’Alimento

Happy Friday kids!

Yes, I am STILL away on the book tour, and I am happy to report that things are going swimmingly! I just moved on from Las Vegas (um, there will be posts from THAT for sure) and as of yesterday, I am in sunny LA. So sunny, in fact, that my grand idea to nap by the pool instead of in my room led me to burn my clever hind end.


At least its my whole back. No one wants to be burned FRONT and BACK evenly. No. So just imagine me as Ross from Friends after the tanning booth debacle.

Good stuff.

Anyway, tonight I am hosting a little event at Duff Goldman’s CakeMix for a few lucky LA bloggers – and I am looking so forward to that! I’ve not been back to Duff’s since, oh, it’s been a few months – but let me tell you, that’s a place I just can’t imagine being unhappy. Decorating cake, and not having to clean up?

Okay, sign me up. Shall I sign YOU up? I just so happen to have a couple of spots available if anyone here is LA based and has nothing better to do at 8pm tonight. Just let me know ASAP so that I can get you a ticket! You can either leave a comment here or you can email me at Susan at doughmesstic dot com.

Okay…now that THAT is out of the way, today you are in for a treat.

paula-susbw2My best friend is a blogger. Did you know that? No, we don’t live next door to one another. Not in the same town, and actually, not even the same state. But she’s always a text or tweet away, and I know if I needed her, she’d be there as soon as she humanly could be.

I love her.

Meet Paula, from bell’alimento.

Not sure what I would do without her. Really. Since we paired up, we tackle just about every dilemma or blogging adventure together. We travel together. We drink together. We host Mixed together. We are always together. Always.

Except now.

Sad, right?

Well, I’ll see her soon. But I do miss her!

Until then, here’s Paula…the Nutella to my Everything You Put Nutella On Which is Everything.

Hey, it’s Paula from bell’alimento! I’m popping over today to bring you s’more s’mores while Susan is still out and about on her book tour.

I happen to be a pretty big s’mores fan. What’s not to love about chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers, right? When it was time to volunteer to help out, I raised both of my hands and waived them in the air like I just didn’t care. Sorry now that song is stuck in my head too.

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I decided to put a twist on one of my favorite desserts, Panna Cotta, which is Italian for cooked cream. It’s creamy, dreamy, and makes you want to dive right in. The s’mores version, well, it pretty much turned out like the bees knees and I hope you like it as much as we did.

Because we’re givers and I know how much you love Susan, come on and pop over to my blog to enter to win a copy of her book (maybe we can even talk her into signing it for you) plus we’ve also got a little something something from Hershey’s to go with ; ) ENTER TO WIN!

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S’Mores Panna Cotta

by Paula Jones,

2 cups heavy whipping cream
3/4 cup Dixie Crystals granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 ounces Fine Artisan Milk Chocolate – Roughly Chopped
.25 ounce packet gelatin
3 tablespoons COLD water
4 marshmallows
1 graham cracker – crushed

1. 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.

2. WHILE cream is cooking. Into a small ramekin add cold water and sprinkle gelatin packet on top. Set aside.

3. Remove from heat add vanilla extract, chocolate and firm gelatin mixture. Whisk until well combined.

4. Equally divide mixture between 4 – 7.4 ounce jars. Transfer to refrigerator to set up for a minimum of 2 hours.

5. Prior to serving, toast marshmallows and place one per jar. Garnish with crushed graham crackers.

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