Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Wrigley Mansion hosts Mixer

Phoenix Convention Center sponsors 'Mixers' to network with groups promoting the area. The Historical League represents the Museum at these events as well as promotes the Historymakers Gala and Tastes & Treasures cookbook. The Wrigley Mansion is a perfect venue and we enjoyed the panoramic views, the interesting guests and the wonderful food. I only look like I am playing the piano with PR chair Tobe Daum and President Pat Faur.

The Shrimp Panna Cotta that Pat is holding is an unique mix of grilled shrimp over a pudding type base in a lovely presentation.

Panna cotta
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 1/4 cups plain goat's-milk or whole-milk yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar


For panna cotta:
Pour 2 tablespoons water into small bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over water. Let stand until softened, about 15 minutes. Whisk 1 cup cream, yogurt, and vanilla in large bowl to blend. Heat remaining 1 cup cream and 1/2 cup sugar in small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves and cream comes to simmer. Remove from heat. Add gelatin mixture, stirring to dissolve gelatin. Mix hot cream-gelatin mixture into yogurt mixture in bowl. Divide mixture among six 3/4-cup ramekins, using about 1/2 cup for each. Refrigerate uncovered until cold, then cover and refrigerate overnight.