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 recently bought Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa At Home, and decided to make the lovely Panna Cotta with Balsamic Strawberries on p.190 for this challenge.
I made the Florentine Cookies three ways- one with chocolate in the middle as a sandwich cookie, one with decorative chocolate on top, and the last plain. All three were a big hit in my office.