Hello and welcome to the Newton’s Nook Designs 6th Annual Sweet Treats Blog Hop!
The Newton’s Nook Designs Team is hopping along today to share some great Sweet Treats – just in time for Valentine’s Day!
Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the whole list and hop along and comment for a chance to win!
For my stop on this hop I made a classic Italian Panna Cotta in jars decorated with some fresh strawberries. Panna cotta means ‘cooked cream’ in Italian. It includes very few ingredients, and is basically a simple mixture of cream, sugar, and vanilla. I decorated my sweet treats with Valentine’s Day themed hearts and small tags to give an extra special touch to the jars!
To start, I die cut a few round tags using Tags Times Two Die set from a plain red cardstock and a patterned paper that I found in my stash.
Some tags were decorated with a heat embossed “handmade with LOVE” sentiment from Made From Scratch stamp set and the others – with a simple die cut small heart that comes from Newton’s Valentine Die Set. I tied a bow on each couple of tags and fixed them on the jars with a glue dot.
The heart toppers come from Candy Hearts stamp and die sets. This stamp set has a bunch of tiny sentiments that fit perfectly inside the open heart shape. I heat embossed a few random stamps on the same red cardstock I used before for the tags and stamped the others with a dye red ink on a plain white paper. I die cut all the hearts using the coordinating Candy Hearts Die Set and added them to the wooden sticks, fixing with another die cut heart glued from the back side.
And here’s the recipe of this simple dessert.
- 6 g/0.21 oz. fish gelatin in leaves/sheets
- 500 ml cream
- 80 g/2,82 oz. granulated sugar
- 1 vanilla bean
To start, place fish gelatin leaves (or sheets) into cold water and let them sit for a few minutes to soften. In the meantime, split vanilla bean into two parts with a knife. Heat cream, sugar, and vanilla together in a saucepan until hot (without letting the mixture boil) and the sugar is dissolved. Once hot, add the softened gelatin and immediately whisk until smooth. Make sure the mixture is completely smooth. Let the mixture cool down a little and then pour it into the jars. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or until completely set. Top with fresh strawberries, berries or berry sauce.
Sweet Treats Blog Hop Giveaway!
Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs online shop? We are giving them out to TWO lucky winners!
Here’s how to win:
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Monday, February 10th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Tuesday, February 11th.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!!! Have a fantastic day!!!