Thursday, June 6, 2013

Just Desserts: Chocolate Panna Cotta from Missy Bon Bon

Just so all of CDOmnivore's followers would know, MJ won't be writing the Just Desserts segment of the blog but I will be picking up the slack. This is actually my second Just Desserts feature, I did one on Korean ice cream bars which you can check again by clicking here.

Missy Bon Bon Breadshop of Cagayan de Oro is known for its pastries and gelato, but it also serves chilled desserts in single serve containers. The feature dessert for this post is its Chocolate Panna Cotta. For this review, Team 6 provided two cups of the dessert from their first place prize haul from Trivia Night. Thanks guys!

Panna Cotta is an Italian gelatin dessert made by simmering together cream, milk and sugar. The mixture is then blended with gelatin and allowed to cool. It usually topped by fruit, caramel, chocolate sauce or fruit puree. Missy Bon Bon's version makes for a much richer dessert. The gelatin cream is actually set over chocolate gelatin with chocolate bits. It is then topped by whipped cream, dark chocolate, a piece of preserved orange and a cherry. I enjoy the texture of gelatin desserts but too much of this cloyingly rich concoction could be monotonous. The fruit pieces serve well to break that monotony of sweetness with a little fruity sourness; as does the small dark chocolate bar with a little bitterness.

I really like how Missy Bon Bon packaged this to sell. Set in its own cup and covered with a tamper-proof clear plastic dome to protect the dessert; it sure looks so tantalizing.