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Vanilla Rice Pudding & Chocolate Panna Cotta

Vanilla Rice Pudding & Chocolate Panna Cotta

Yes, I am giving away a box full of chocolate donated by Scharffen Berger in San Francisco. Head toward the end of the post for details on how to participate.

Back in June (wow that feels like an eternity…) I was part of a food blogging panel at Evo 10 with two wonderful ladies, Jane and Helen Jane. Yep, I am not making this up. We clearly sounded like a tribe "Hi! I’m Helen!" "And I am Jane!" "And I’m Helen Jane". They were handling the blogging part of our workshop and I was doing the photography part. Lots of fun and new friendships came out of this. Honest, comfortable and packed with belly laughing punctuated conversations.

There is a myriad of ways to blog and find your peace and balance. I don’t think on it much. I am thrilled to make you discover bits about my home country, new recipes and techniques. It’s a place for me to practice my crafts and hopefully to give you something enjoyable to look at and tempt you as well. I put a lot of hard work and dedication into this space and it has given me so much in return. Most of all, the possibility to connect with wonderful people all over the world and be able to live all sorts of experiences.

Vanilla Rice Pudding & Chocolate Panna Cotta

However, when Jane sent me an email asking me if I wanted to help her organize a little party during BlogHer Food this weekend, my first reaction was "ugh…I don’t really have time to plan right now" but Jane came back with the words "what if it is a swanky chocolate filled little shingdig?". My reply? "go on, I’m listening…"

I have no idea how it all happened but before I knew it, I was part of a team of talented and generous ladies getting together venue, foods, libations and gifts for a party. I got worried that we would have to sell our souls to the Devil to make it happen but Jane & Kristen calmly said "We won’t do any of that. Just sit pretty and eat your chocolate. Scharffen Berger is giving us tons for the party".

I am a milk chocolate kind of gal if you must know. I don’t eat that much chocolate but when I do, it’s the creamy kind that gets me all tingly. Add nuts and caramel bits and I will do just about anything…

Chocolate Panna Cotta

And that I did. And still do tonight as I am finishing packing for BlogHer Food. I can’t wait to be there and see familiar faces and meet new ones. People I’ve been reading for years becoming even more real. I love that my schedule this weekend is a nice balance of work, play and unexpected.

There was a tad bit of planning to be done on the home front before heading out though. Mainly stocking the fridge with good foods and making sure that the important things were right in front of his eyes if B. opened up said fridge. There are now eight Vanilla Rice Pudding & Chocolate Panna Cotta facing him. Don’t worry, he’s got more nutritious foods to dig into.

I have no idea what got into me to combine panna cotta and rice pudding except my deepest love for both. I figured with the weather finally changing a bit we could try to get into Fall mood a little too and start simmering, stirring, chocolating again after the heat of the summer. It does feel nice to finally have that little crisp in the air as the sun rises over the water.

Vanilla Rice Pudding & Chocolate Panna Cotta

So I am not going to tell you that this post was made possible by the folks at Scharffen Berger who sent me chocolate because I would have made this recipe without them sending chocolate anyway. But…I would have used high quality chocolate like theirs nonetheless specifically because chocolate is in the front seat in this one.

What I am going to tell you is that they make some mighty fine chocolates and by using the 70% bittersweet chocolate bars, the panna cotta packed a good chocolate punch while remaining smooth as silk. To make sure you get the chance to feel the way we feel after sharing one of these, I asked if they’d let me have more chocolate to give away to one of you. I asked for "some chocolate" and they are sending a box full.

That’s also why I love them. They know how good their craft is and are all about getting us addicted to it…eheheh. Did they ask or demand I post about them? Nope. I volunteered. That was a no brainer for me. Eat chocolate and giveaway some more on your blog. Make someone else happy.

Rice Pudding & Chocolate Panna Cotta

I am happy to be giving away a mixed box of Unsweetened Natural Cocoa Powder, 99% Cacao Unsweetened Chocolate Baking Bar, 62% Cacao Semisweet Chocolate Baking Chunks and a few of their eating bars in various percentages courtesy of Scharffen Berger. To enter, you have until Monday October 11th, midnight Easter standard time to leave a comment on this post. (No anonymous comment). The winner will be picked at random by the closest person to me in the room (not kidding) – I’ll be in San Francisco until Tuesday but I will make sure to get in touch with the winner.

Vanilla Rice Pudding & Chocolate Panna Cotta:
Serve 6 to 8

For the rice pudding:
1 cup rice (really the kind you like best)
1 1/2 cups (315ml) whole milk (I used raw)
1/2 vanilla bean, split open
1/2 cup (60ml) heavy cream
1/4 cup (50gr) sugar
Pinch of salt

For the chocolate panna cotta:
1 tablespoon powdered gelatin (2 sheets gelatin)
1/4 cup water
1 cup whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup honey
8 oz bittersweet chocolate
1 cup Greek yogurt

Cocoa nibs, dusting of cocoa powder and fresh whipped cream (optional garnish)

Prepare the rice pudding:
In a stainer, rinse the rice under cold water for a minute to remove some of its natural starch.
In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, bring the rice, milk, cream, sugar to a simmer. Scrape the seeds from inside the vanilla bean and add to the pan with the salt. Cook until tender, stirring occasionally for about 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from the heat. Let cool for a few minutes and divide the pudding evenly among ramekins. Cover with a layer of plastic wrap until you are ready to pour the panna cotta on top of the rice pudding.

Prepare the panna cotta:
Place the water in small bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over it. Reserve.
In a large heavy bottomed saucepan placed over medium heat, bring the milk, heavy cream, and honey to a simmer. When the cream is hot, remove from the heat and whisk in the chocolate until melted. Add the reserved gelatin and stir until it is completely dissolved. Add the yogurt and whisk vigorously until well blended.
Divide the mixture over the rice pudding ramekins. Let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes and then refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving to let the cream set properly.
Garnish with cocoa nibs and whipped cream if desired.

Full disclosure:
The chocolate, cocoa powder and cocoa nibs used in this recipe were given by Scharffen Berger at no cost.

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Julie @ Willow Bird Baking October 7, 2010 um 5:04 am

Ohhh how I want this delicious-looking dish!! And I'd take some chocolate, too πŸ˜‰

Heena @ Tiffin Tales October 7, 2010 um 5:08 am

I want to eat this through my screen. Someone has to invent something to facilitate this! Beautiful as always Helene.

Nicolle October 7, 2010 um 5:10 am

This looks amazing.

jane maynard October 7, 2010 um 5:10 am

what a wonderful post!

oh helene, I am SO delighted I was able to talk you into throwing our petite soirΓ©e together. every day the last week or so I wake up thinking, "what an amazing group of women I get to work with!" thank goodness chocolate was involved, to bribe you to join the ranks. πŸ˜‰

love love love the photos and wishing you could bring some rice pudding and chocolate panna cotta on the plane. guess I'll just have to make it myself.

and, I'm saying this because I really think it and I haven't gotten any free chocolate (well, lately)…love SB's chocolate. the unsweetened cocoa is unreal. I'm addicted. their evil plan that you described totally worked.

Unknown October 7, 2010 um 5:12 am

winning chocolate would be so fun!

mkd October 7, 2010 um 5:13 am

I recently discovered Greek yogurt and my life will never be the same. Look forward to trying this recipe.

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo October 7, 2010 um 5:16 am

Drooling… can you send me a new keyboard for my laptop too? This one is now drowning.


And your mad photography skills.

lady_mason October 7, 2010 um 5:18 am

I am pregnant and my baby wants this gift of chocolate. Thank you!

Anonymous October 7, 2010 um 5:21 am

Looks absolutely scrumptious! I love, love, love your photography.
~Mrs. R

Anonymous October 7, 2010 um 5:21 am

Panna Cotta has been a theme for me this week. I think the universe is trying to tell me something! Time to whip a little something up in the kitchen!

E October 7, 2010 um 5:23 am

As if anyone would save no to chocolate. Count me in! That looks delicious.

chocolatine October 7, 2010 um 5:26 am

I love Scharffen Berger, and I think the chocolate panna cotta looks so impossibly smooth here, it looks fantastic.

MWT October 7, 2010 um 5:30 am

Chocolate & pudding…yum! It's been a little while since I made pudding and I've never made panna cotta before but I'm definitely willing to try. Thank you Helen for sharing! I always look forward to your new posts.

Mandakini October 7, 2010 um 5:30 am

WOW!! What a beautiful recipe. And the photos….sigh! You are truly brilliant! I SO BADLY want the Scharffen Berger chocolate!! I live in India, where we hardly get any great chocolates to bake with.. so usually I depend on people coming from the US or UK to get me a little! Which can never be enough.. so I hoard my good chocolate bars…:-)
Making the cinnamon rolls today! Happy Birthday to your niece…you both are lucky to have each other!
Thank you for making my days more beautiful with your posts.

Isabelle October 7, 2010 um 5:31 am

What beautiful photos! The recipes look amazing too. And I would love some Schaffen Berger … yum…

erica October 7, 2010 um 5:31 am

Hi Helen, your blog is an inspiration! What beautiful compositions, both in photography and in recipes! Thank you for sharing your gifts πŸ™‚ Erica from Apricosa

ChichaJo October 7, 2010 um 5:31 am

I certainly wouldn't say no to free chocolate! I don't know though if I could come up with creations a lovely as yours! It looks absolutely delicious and a panna cotta made with Greek yogurt sounds wonderful!

I have never tried Scharffen Berger before, they don't sell it where I am, but I have heard of them…I wouldn't mind winning some to give them a try!

JessA October 7, 2010 um 5:32 am

Oh pure, rich, sultry comfort. Your creations inspire me to be great, each and every day.


Mandakini October 7, 2010 um 5:32 am

Oh also, my husband gifted me The Essence of Chocolate, the book by Scharffen Berger, it is gorgeous! Their silky chocolate pudding is HEAVEN!

Anonymous October 7, 2010 um 5:42 am

You will know which country I come from when I say that the rice pudding part of this recipe is the one that draws me, then combined with excellent chocolate to make it sublime. Good ingredients are important at every level aren't they? I don't share the obsessive chocolate addiction that many people seem to have but can't deny the pleasure that a square of the extra dark, laden with cocoa solids gives as it melts over the tongue. As always your photography is exquisite. Lucky Mr B!

notyet100 October 7, 2010 um 5:45 am

mmm tis looks so yum, always beautiful clicks,.

Frances October 7, 2010 um 5:46 am

oh my goodness. hahahahah a box full of chocolate is the stuff dreams are made of.

love love your blog!

Kari October 7, 2010 um 6:01 am

Fantastic! Another one of your recipes I need to try out πŸ™‚

Julie the Alkaline Girl October 7, 2010 um 6:05 am

I can feel the antioxidant powered chocolate already! Enjoy the weekend and meeting fellow bloggers- what fun indeed!

Carina October 7, 2010 um 6:15 am

I would make the most amazing things with my Scharffen Berger: cocoa, mousse, Autumn torte. And I would probably invite you over (don't let that sway you.)

Lauren October 7, 2010 um 6:24 am

This looks so amazing! I'm making chocolate ice cream sandwiches and raspberry ice cream tartufi so I'd love some new chocolate to experiment with. Have fun in San Francisco!

K and S October 7, 2010 um 6:38 am

what a wonderful giveaway! and these pannecotta look so delicious!

J October 7, 2010 um 6:38 am

All I can think is: Mmmm….chocolate….

Okay, back to reality. I associate rice pudding with Christmas but I've never combined that treat with anything but frozen raspberries. I will definitely have to try this!

Crumbs N Crust October 7, 2010 um 6:39 am

Hi Helen

Love your photography = )

Love dark chocolate = )

Hope I win = )

Would love to try any chocolate recipes with this chocolate.


Michelle October 7, 2010 um 6:39 am

looks delicious

phoebe October 7, 2010 um 6:58 am

mmm.. this looks delicious!!! πŸ™‚
can't wait to give it a try!!

Macu -Tengo un horno y sΓ© cΓ³mo usarlo October 7, 2010 um 7:01 am

Awsome photos, as usual. I'd love to have that chocolate. By the way, I am experimenting on not using gelatin to make panna cotta and as soon as I find the proper texture, I will add chocolate.
Hugs fron Spain.

Steph (desserts for breakfast) October 7, 2010 um 7:04 am

Ah, Chocolate! πŸ™‚ I am really intrigued by your combination of panna cotta and rice pudding–it makes total sense to me (I like eating vanilla tapioca pudding + chocolate pudding), even though I would have never thought to make it myself.

Em October 7, 2010 um 7:05 am

chocolate+panna cotta+rice pudding…

sounds like a great combination i never would have thought of.

Carina October 7, 2010 um 7:07 am

wow… I love rice pudding (probably comes from my mothers english background) and adore chocolate pannacotta. My solution to not being able to decide the chocolate/vanilla debate was to make chocolate rice pudding but my goodness LAYERING! My stomach is literally yelling at me to pack up, leave the office and head straight home to the kitchen. Mmmmm!

Amy October 7, 2010 um 7:07 am

Wow! They are really generous in giving away all these chocolate! Just like you Helen! πŸ™‚ My husband and I (and everyone else in the family) are all time chocolate lovers! It'll be fabulous to win this! ^^

Megg October 7, 2010 um 7:19 am

This recipe sounds delicious! Yummy high quality chocolate.

Rina October 7, 2010 um 7:19 am

Yum. Bookmarking!

Elena October 7, 2010 um 7:28 am

Chocolate is one of those things that really gets me going when the autumn chill hits in full glory here in Nordic. I even made this non-commercial service ( on web and pralinkartan on mobile via the Layar app) where you can find nearby shops (mostly in Sweden) that sell hand made chocolate. Just because of my love to chocolate.

Rachel T. October 7, 2010 um 7:39 am

It looks absolutely delish. I loves me some chocolate and rice pudding. πŸ™‚

Unknown October 7, 2010 um 7:47 am

Yummm, those look phenomenal! I'm definitely going to have to get into some chocolate when I get home… there's a long list of chocolate-flavoured desserts calling my name, and this one just got added. Mmm.

Rute October 7, 2010 um 7:50 am

What an interesting mixture!
Would be great to try that chocolate! Since IΒ΄m never very lucky in this kind of contests IΒ΄ll just try to find it here arround me πŸ™‚

Meeri October 7, 2010 um 8:02 am

You have inspired me to take up photography, thank you for your beautiful pictures!

Adrienne C October 7, 2010 um 8:13 am

I LOVE Scharffen Berger chocolate! I even went on a tour of their factory in Berkeley before it closed. If you are in SF and have extra time, come visit Berkeley!

audrey han October 7, 2010 um 8:19 am

hmm… i tried to leave a comment earlier but it somehow got erased. i think i was rambling on and on about how your treats are such a tease for me to see in all its decadent glory but never for me to taste, particularly when they are made from chocolate. needless to say, i absolutely love your stuff.

madelaine October 7, 2010 um 8:28 am

"smooth as silk" – Helen, that sounds divine!
I'd love to be in the running to win this prize!

β™₯peachkinsβ™₯ October 7, 2010 um 8:32 am

I haven't tried chocolate panna cotta before! that looks scrumptious!

Sarah October 7, 2010 um 8:49 am

wow! Love the look of the chocolate panna cota. I'm dying to try it out. Do hope I win the chocolates πŸ™‚

Zizi October 7, 2010 um 8:54 am

Gorgeous post, beautiful photos, yum dessert!

Frankie October 7, 2010 um 9:02 am

Looks so delicious!!!

Rachel Tucker October 7, 2010 um 9:07 am

Wow, this looks soooo good…tongue hangs out of mouth…

The Simple Soiree October 7, 2010 um 9:28 am

Mmmm chocolate is my weakness. One of many.

Sanda Vuckovic Pagaimo October 7, 2010 um 9:35 am

I love these metal vintage cups, where did you get it?
And comforting chocolate panna cotta..I will try the recipe for sure.

Mali.S October 7, 2010 um 9:40 am

I wonder if I'll dare… Well, who can resist to chocolate !

Danielle October 7, 2010 um 9:43 am

THANKS HELENE! Looks fantastic! Beautiful photography I admire! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Katya October 7, 2010 um 9:55 am

I will try this definitely.

Enjoy the weekend :))

StaceyBerlin October 7, 2010 um 10:09 am

Chocolate Panna Cotta sounds fabulous! And your pictures are gorgeous, as always. ItΒ΄s getting cold and blustery here.. my chocolate consumtion is increasing dramatically so IΒ΄d love to recieve some Scharffen Berger Chocolate!!

Unknown October 7, 2010 um 10:12 am

I was going to comment about the delicious cinnamon rolls last week. those got gobbled up quick. But if commenting here allows the possibility for chocolate, all the better.

Juliana October 7, 2010 um 10:28 am

This dish looks heavenly and a whole box of chocolate would be amazing! Have fun at BlogHer Food- I wish I could be there.

Jessica @ How Sweet October 7, 2010 um 10:38 am

This looks like a must try!

Jenn October 7, 2010 um 10:42 am

yummy! I love their chocolate.

CanuckinDC October 7, 2010 um 10:58 am

I adore your pictures and perspective – and we made your ginger ice cream the other day – fabulous! So happy to not have to stand over a hot stove, coddling a custard. Et j'aime chocolate!

Kate October 7, 2010 um 11:17 am

This looks so good…oh man. And it's almost hot chocolate season here.

Unknown October 7, 2010 um 11:37 am

I absolutely adore rice pudding and I think the chocolate panna cotta is just an amazing addition. Thanks for your inspiration and recipes!

Anonymous October 7, 2010 um 11:39 am

I have no idea what made you combine these two recipes either! But I'm glad you did, looks wonderful!. (But your photos and recipes always do look wonderful.) This one is truly comfort food. A chance to win chocolate? Yes, please!

Phoo-D October 7, 2010 um 11:41 am

This sounds and looks incredible! I love rice pudding and chocolate but have never combined the two.

Adam October 7, 2010 um 11:43 am

This looks amazing

barefootrooster October 7, 2010 um 11:49 am

i would love to win this chocolate. also, this recipe is going into my kitchen binder immediately. thanks!

KHG October 7, 2010 um 11:51 am

This is the perfect weather for rice pudding. I've never had chocolate panna cotta, but I'd love to try. Thanks for the recipes and prize op.

d-beast October 7, 2010 um 11:59 am

sounds (and looks!!) so magnificent! wish I was in SF for the BlogHer events this weekend…unfortunately, I picked this week/weekend to travel to the east coast (what was I thinking!?) to visit some friends and family.

Tasha October 7, 2010 um 12:09 pm

Your photos are beautiful! I can't wait to make this recipe (and a little chocolate prize to get me started wouldn't hurt πŸ˜‰ )

Rhonda October 7, 2010 um 12:13 pm

Would love to win the chocolate but really you had me at rice pudding and chocolate panna cotta…never thought to put them together. Have fun this weekend.

Lindsay-Jean October 7, 2010 um 12:22 pm

Yum, what a delicious giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

Delphine October 7, 2010 um 12:22 pm

Oh chocolate ! Gosh, my "pΓ©chΓ©-mignon" πŸ˜‰ I'm in !

Maria Isabella October 7, 2010 um 12:29 pm

There is absolutely NOTHING not to love about this decadent yet soothing-to-the-belly dessert! And I mean, nothing!

Brandi October 7, 2010 um 12:30 pm

everything always looks so good and too pretty to eat at the same time!

E October 7, 2010 um 12:32 pm

I love your photos. Everything always looks so good. I'd love to win the chocolate so I can make this.

sweeps99 October 7, 2010 um 12:34 pm


I am so glad I joined and am now seeing and reading some amazing recipes/photo's. The next step to to make them for my family. Thank you for a lovely site and wonderful information and the smile that seems to appear after each photo.

Christy October 7, 2010 um 12:34 pm

I would love to win the chocolate because I'm currently experimenting with nibs and would love to use some of high quality! Have fun in SF!

White Toast with Butter October 7, 2010 um 12:34 pm

Looks yummy!

Michelle October 7, 2010 um 12:35 pm

Is there anything better than chocolate?!?

Bonpierce October 7, 2010 um 12:36 pm

Mmmmmmmmm chocolate…………

Anonymous October 7, 2010 um 12:37 pm

Looks delicious! and of course the chocolate would be lovely!


Sara October 7, 2010 um 12:41 pm

As always, your pictures are gorgeous.

The chocolate sounds pretty good, too…I'm already dreaming up things to do with it!

D.A.Watts October 7, 2010 um 12:42 pm

I was just thinking about buying some chocolate. This would be great!

fragolina October 7, 2010 um 12:45 pm

The pictures are scrumptious!!! I love, love, love chocolate!!!

Karine October 7, 2010 um 12:46 pm

Hello Helene. This recipe sounds more than yummy. I will definitely try it. I love chocolate deserts and basically anything with chocolate. I just made yesterday 75% chocolate and beet cupcakes. They were amazing.

Anyways, have fun at the Blog her food event. Wish I could be there. I dream of attending one day. It is a long way from Montreal. Wish we had interesting events like this in Canada. There is not much about food photography here. You basically have to teach yourself. hehehe. Would you be willing to have a webinar maybe for women around the world like myself who want to learn about food photography? I would be game. You just need a webcam and skype. πŸ™‚
Just an idea.

LuckyLadyPhoenix October 7, 2010 um 12:48 pm

Yay! Yummy chocolate would be awesome. I'm looking forward to using it!

Tricia October 7, 2010 um 12:48 pm

I love your blog and all your recipes are amazing.chocolate is amazing as well πŸ˜‰

Anonymous October 7, 2010 um 12:51 pm

I just subscribed to your blog yesterday and voile…. a chocolate giveaway… Nice welcome.

Gypsy Eyes Jewelry October 7, 2010 um 12:51 pm

Scharffen Berger!!!!
It's MY BIRTHDAY (10/11) – I can think of no better gift than CHOCOLATE to slip me ever so decadently into my 41st year.
Oh the cakes I would bake, and a few tarts, perhaps some panna cotta…

Tricia October 7, 2010 um 12:51 pm

I love your blog and all your recipes are amazing.chocolate is amazing as well πŸ˜‰

Courtney October 7, 2010 um 12:52 pm

Those look amazing. My husband and I are having a housewarming party soon–I'm going to have to give this recipe a try! πŸ™‚

TΓΊry AmΓ‘lia October 7, 2010 um 12:53 pm

Makes my day reading your blog! Your recipes are cool pictures are fabulous! I have tried many of your recipes and they are really tasty! And of course would like to win this giveaway πŸ™‚
Amalia (Hungary)

snackpig October 7, 2010 um 12:54 pm

Oooh, this looks fabulous! The photography is beautiful!

Sara October 7, 2010 um 12:55 pm

Yum, what a wonderful combination. These look absolutely delicious!

pigbook1 October 7, 2010 um 12:58 pm

i really need to try making panna cotta and what better reason than chocolate?

bunkycooks October 7, 2010 um 1:03 pm

What a nifty idea to put these two together! It has to be good! Have fun in SF this weekend!

Unknown October 7, 2010 um 1:03 pm

Would like to win the giveaway,I never won anything but hopefully there is a first time!!

Unknown October 7, 2010 um 1:07 pm

well, there goes the diet! yay chocolate! (I adore your photography β™₯)

Katie October 7, 2010 um 1:10 pm

Mmmm… chocolate. I live in a small town and quality chocolate is hard to come by, I'd love to win!

RudeGirl October 7, 2010 um 1:13 pm

This looks delicious! Can't wait to make it. Thank you Helene!

Unknown October 7, 2010 um 1:13 pm

Mmm, Scharffen Berger is the best. Robert Steinberg will be missed forever, but how lovely that his memory can live on through desserts as beautiful, comforting, and delicious as this one!

Megan October 7, 2010 um 1:15 pm

I love panna cotta but have never had a chocolate one. I'll have to try this dandy little recipe out.

I cant wait for Blogher Food and the La Petite SoirΓ©e. It falls on my birthday and I get to party with all you fabulous women!!! AND EAT CHOCOLATE!

Great giveaway too! See ya there!

Jade October 7, 2010 um 1:15 pm

OH MY GOSH, THIS IS THE BEST GIVEAWAY EVER!!! I love chocolate & chocolate desserts, and always spend more than my budget really allows on buying nice chocolate. I have yet to make panna cotta, but it's been on my to-do list! This looks lovely!

Brian October 7, 2010 um 1:16 pm

Great looking dish!

Ledina October 7, 2010 um 1:19 pm

That looks amazing as always! And the chocolate sounds great too πŸ™‚

FG October 7, 2010 um 1:23 pm

Scharffen Berger…woohoo! We can't even buy it in the pleasant hamlet in which we live!

beverlylynn October 7, 2010 um 1:23 pm

Mmmmm, looks so good. I wish I were half as a good baker/cook as you! You inspire me to try new things. :0D

Nisa October 7, 2010 um 1:33 pm

i <3 chocolate. pick me!

momgateway October 7, 2010 um 1:35 pm

panna cotta looks amazingly delicious…so inspiring..

jacqui October 7, 2010 um 1:36 pm

I love this combination and I love chocolate! Beautiful images, as always!

Unknown October 7, 2010 um 1:40 pm

Yum, chocolate and rice pudding…perfect combination. Why didn't I think of that?? SB is my go-to chocolate for almost everything and, given that my stock has been greatly depleted due to my many experiments in the kitchen, the timing for this is perfect.

Anna October 7, 2010 um 1:40 pm

Gorgeous! Sometimes I wish I didn't love chocolate so much, but I would be thrilled to win!

Laura October 7, 2010 um 1:42 pm

I love panna cotta but never mae a chocolate one, now I will have to, yours look amazing!

I love Scharffen Berger, it is my chocolate of choice when I nee a little "lift".

Sudhana October 7, 2010 um 1:50 pm

Hooray panna cotta! Never tried a chocolate version, but I will now πŸ™‚

cathy October 7, 2010 um 1:52 pm

I just want to say, I'm not much of a commenter, cuz I always think I'd come off as a crazy person, saying how much I love your blog, but I do! You always have such amazing things! I just started reading it a bit ago, but thanks so much for the inspirations!

Brilynn October 7, 2010 um 1:53 pm

Can you believe that the chef I used to work with was highly allergic to chocolate? What kind of life would that be? A sad one… I always made sure to eat twice as much to make up for what he was missing.

Belladonna1975 October 7, 2010 um 1:54 pm

I just recently discovered your blog and I have to say that everything you photograph is simply beautiful. I will enjoy following you! OOoo, and I love chocolate too! πŸ˜‰

Karissa October 7, 2010 um 1:59 pm

This looks delicious! I have a question of ingredient substitution. I live in Morocco, and I have NO clue where to get gelatin. Any suggestions on how I could adapt the recipe without gelatin?

Quinn October 7, 2010 um 2:02 pm

You never cease to amaze me Helene, love Arroz con Leche and love Panna Cotta and especially love anything with chocolate. I would have to make this for a coming dinner with a few good friends to impress. And I will tell them I am no inventor but the talented Helene Dujardin who writes did!

Madeleine October 7, 2010 um 2:06 pm

It's my birthday today so hopefully the chocolate gods will cooperate! Bisous

Rona Y October 7, 2010 um 2:10 pm

That looks delicious! I'm a recent convert to the deliciousness of rice pudding, and I need to try this recipe!

Unknown October 7, 2010 um 2:11 pm

How I do love chocolate, this looks delicious!

blurred.visions October 7, 2010 um 2:13 pm

I absolutely can't wait to make this! Unfortunately, I am in college now, so the baking opportunities are relegated to brownies and cakes from a box, at best. How sad.

Jess October 7, 2010 um 2:15 pm

Mmmmm Scharffen Bergerrrrrr. That panna cotta looks amazing.

Patti October 7, 2010 um 2:17 pm

Chocolate? Would I love to win some chocolate? ABSOLUTELY!!


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Julia October 7, 2010 um 2:20 pm

If only I was near my kitchen, I would make this right now! And if I had a stash of SB, my husband would be pushing me into the kitchen. Haha! I've waned to try my hand at panna cotta, but being pregnant has taken precedent for my culinary adventures. But, I'm away from the kitchen because we just had our first! Hallelujah and back to the kitchen with this recipe for me!

Rivka October 7, 2010 um 2:23 pm

I LOVE Scharffen Berger chocolate, especially those lovely nibs. Awesome!

Jeanne October 7, 2010 um 2:26 pm

Your photos are gorgeous, and I especially love the one with the sliced chocolate. The silky smooth panna cotta is extremely tempting!

Zoe October 7, 2010 um 2:30 pm

Mmm, this looks delicious πŸ™‚

Unknown October 7, 2010 um 2:34 pm

Yum! I've always wanted to try making Panna Cotta. Thank you! By the way, where did you get the patterned cups you used in the photo?

Rhia October 7, 2010 um 2:35 pm

Yum! That looks so amazing πŸ™‚ Thank you for an awesome giveaway too!

Rhia October 7, 2010 um 2:35 pm

Yum! That looks amazing. And thank you for a great giveaway πŸ™‚

carriegel October 7, 2010 um 2:37 pm

I have to try this. Maybe with the chocolate that I'm going to win?

trish October 7, 2010 um 2:40 pm

Love Sharffen Berger chocolate!

Leeann October 7, 2010 um 2:42 pm

Can't wait to try this! I actually just tried their chocolate for the first time last week. Love it!

peaceandrea October 7, 2010 um 2:42 pm

chocolate contest? count me in.

Ann October 7, 2010 um 2:47 pm

Chocolate. Yum.

AW October 7, 2010 um 2:49 pm

Delurking to say that it is a yummilicious recipe..will try it soon.

Blandine October 7, 2010 um 2:50 pm

Panna cotta and rice pudding together…looks so yummy!

Abigail October 7, 2010 um 2:54 pm


I just discovered Tarlette a few days and have subsequently read back about fifty posts…ah… but it is all just beautiful and it inspires me to cook and bake more in my tiny galley kitchen, despite having literally no time with classes. thanks!

Ellen October 7, 2010 um 2:55 pm

oh my gosh, these puddings look like heaven! thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚ we could all use a bit more chocolate in our lives!

Anonymous October 7, 2010 um 2:57 pm

Scharffen Berger is sublime! Love your beautiful posts! <3 Judy

Unknown October 7, 2010 um 2:59 pm

good chocolate is always welcome, in any form!

Maria October 7, 2010 um 2:59 pm

I can't wait to party with you girls this weekend. And eat lots of chocolate:) See you soon my friend!

Dragana October 7, 2010 um 2:59 pm

Interesting combination, Helen! I'd like to try it myself with some Scharffen Berger!

Lorah October 7, 2010 um 3:01 pm

I have to try this recipe! I love panna cotta and my husband loves rice pudding.

Anna October 7, 2010 um 3:01 pm

I've tried (and even made) regular panna cotta before, but never the chocolate variety. Although I imagine it would be even more delicious than the original because, c'mon, chocolate makes everything better!

Lorah October 7, 2010 um 3:02 pm

I have to try this recipe – I love panna cotta and my husband loves rice pudding πŸ™‚

Charlene October 7, 2010 um 3:05 pm

OMG!! This dessert looks so good, I'm tempted to lick my screen!! Would love to get the chocolate to try this recipe!!

Danette Gabaldon

Anonymous October 7, 2010 um 3:07 pm

I would love to win that! I live in a small town and quality chocolate is hard to come by!

[email protected]

Debugcooking October 7, 2010 um 3:08 pm

Did I hear rice pudding and chocolate panna cotta…2 absolute fav of mine and ohhh Scharffen Berger choc give away..cant wait to try these :-)…

dani October 7, 2010 um 3:14 pm

I've been looking for a new rice pudding recipe. Thanks!

Unknown October 7, 2010 um 3:18 pm

Oh, yum. Their chocolate is the best.

Unknown October 7, 2010 um 3:22 pm

Love your blog! love the decadent recipes you share, thank you!

hannepa October 7, 2010 um 3:22 pm

It looks amazing!

Anna October 7, 2010 um 3:22 pm

You have put together two of my favorite things in the world. There is a bakery by my house here in Chicago that makes incredibly decadent rice pudding…I have to shut my eyes (metaphorically) every time I drive by!

Lana @ Never Enough Thyme October 7, 2010 um 3:23 pm

Did you say "heaven in a bowl?" No, it was chocolate panna cotta and rice pudding. Hmm…same thing?

maureen ryan October 7, 2010 um 3:23 pm

stunning, as usual. thanks for such a great giveaway– brings all of us lurkers out of the woodwork!

Indirect Heat October 7, 2010 um 3:23 pm

Looks tasty.

Book of Ruth October 7, 2010 um 3:24 pm

Oh my goodness this desert is two of my favorite things all wrapped up in a neat package.

Have fun at the conference. Eat loads, giggle more and enjoy!

Minji October 7, 2010 um 3:25 pm

This looks amazing!!!!!!! I really want to try it

Anastasia October 7, 2010 um 3:30 pm

Your rice pudding and chocolate panna cotta look so delicious. I can't wait to try them!

Naina Redhu October 7, 2010 um 3:30 pm

Wow! Yes please to free chocolate – I'd go anywhere for free chocolate – especially when it makes the stuff you make so luscious – the way you describe it has my mouth watering. Lovely pictures as always – composition, lighting – lots to learn from you. Thank you for sharing.

Meg October 7, 2010 um 3:40 pm

You always leave me with the biggest desire to live somewhere where I can find some of these ingredients (ie: cocoa nibs, marvelous gourmet chocolates, etc) I'd love to get in on some chocolate action.

And if you need any volunteers from the peanut gallery….count me in!

anne October 7, 2010 um 3:42 pm

so inspiring …

Hallie @ Daily Bites October 7, 2010 um 3:46 pm

Chocolate is the key to almost every girl's heart, I think. Thanks for the delicious looking recipe!

Unknown October 7, 2010 um 3:48 pm

Love rice pudding & panna cotta, although have never tried a chocolate version. Sounds so good!
– Kathleen akprinz at msn dot com

Barbara | VinoLuciStyle October 7, 2010 um 3:52 pm

I am not normally a rice pudding fan but this might be the thing that would sway me in that direction! Anything's better with chocolate and this looks divine.

Yours Truly October 7, 2010 um 3:53 pm

the chocolate panna cotta looks heavenly!

Paolita October 7, 2010 um 3:53 pm

Hmmm….. wow! Leave it to Helene to make my favorite desert (rice pudding) even better by adding chocolate. Why didn't I think of that???? I will have to make this one, and the sooner the better.

Unknown October 7, 2010 um 3:53 pm

Oh my – chocolate and rice pudding…together. That must equal heaven on a spoon!

Winter Redd October 7, 2010 um 3:54 pm

Looks so delish! Thank you for such a beautiful blog!

jane voisin October 7, 2010 um 3:54 pm

I love your blog. Wonderful recipes and beautiful pictures. You are an inspiration.

Alishah Damji October 7, 2010 um 3:58 pm

Oh my goodness, yum! I can't wait to try this!

Larie October 7, 2010 um 3:59 pm

Ooooh, rice pudding! Love!

Heidi October 7, 2010 um 4:01 pm

I can't wait to try this recipe and who could possibly refuse the offer of chocolate! Yumm!!

m October 7, 2010 um 4:04 pm

That's hilarious, how your names all matched like that!

I really need to make panna cotta–I always crave it, and this looks divine!

Bertha October 7, 2010 um 4:08 pm

I would never thought of combining rice pudding and pots de creme, what a genius idea!
I love their chocolate, and this chocolate would be so precious now that Fall is coming
Have fun at the party πŸ™‚

Heidi October 7, 2010 um 4:13 pm

I've never seen chocolate panna cotta before. The usual white/vanilla custart scares me away, but chocolate I just might have to try.

JB October 7, 2010 um 4:14 pm

Sharing chocolate with others is perhaps the greatest act of generosity!

Mollie October 7, 2010 um 4:14 pm

That looks intensely awesome! I would love to win some chocolate!

Leslie E. October 7, 2010 um 4:16 pm

I'm so glad to see a rice pudding recipe, I've been thinking of trying it out this fall!

Dani L October 7, 2010 um 4:17 pm

Ahhh! Scharffen Berger baking chocolates? That would completely change my kitchen and my baking! SO exciting. Thanks for hosting the contest. πŸ™‚

mandy October 7, 2010 um 4:19 pm

pick me, random person, pick me!

Prerna@IndianSimmer October 7, 2010 um 4:20 pm

I feel stupid writing here that I've never made a panna cotta but the creaminess n beauty of it always asks me to try making it. Will definitely give this one a try since it has chocolate in it and you can never go wrong with a chocolate!

Mirjam October 7, 2010 um 4:23 pm

Oh chocolate and caramel! *swoon* I'm glad you're a fellow milk chocolate lover. Enjoy BlogHer!

anikay October 7, 2010 um 4:24 pm

I've never had panna cotta. This looks so lovely though. I will have to try it soon πŸ™‚

sprosser October 7, 2010 um 4:25 pm

Beautiful and inspiring as usual. Can't wait to try this recipe.

Unknown October 7, 2010 um 4:25 pm

In all honesty, I'm not usually a huge rice pudding fan… but this looks awesome!

… And of course, the possibility of free chocolate is pretty sweet, too πŸ˜‰

dena October 7, 2010 um 4:25 pm

Yum! Two of nature's most perfect foods, rice pudding and chocolate anything, in one blog!

Livia October 7, 2010 um 4:35 pm

I've just started planning my winter chocolate purchases. The New York Chocolate Show is coming, and I'll be making chocolate things for a local fundraiser… and these will be panna cottas will be perfect for my Thursday teas.

mariana delfino October 7, 2010 um 4:35 pm

i wonder….will i win??? it would be yummy!!
love your posts, photos AND recipes

Leslie October 7, 2010 um 4:41 pm

I love this combination! I myself am a pastry chef and can't wait to try this.

Morgan D October 7, 2010 um 4:42 pm

I had an internship one summer across the street from the Scharffen Berger factory in Berkeley!! I love them!

Erin October 7, 2010 um 4:47 pm

Oh My! Chocolate is calling! "Pick us, Pick us!!" My kids are cheering in the background!!

stargirl October 7, 2010 um 4:48 pm

Ooh I have nevr tried panna cotta but this looks delicious, especially with Scharffen Berger!

Donaji October 7, 2010 um 4:49 pm

This look delicious, definitely I'll have to try it!

Carol October 7, 2010 um 4:55 pm

I have been following your site for about six weeks or so. Love it! Was in San Francisco in May and am jealous of your trip! Was also in Berkeley and unaware of the chocolate connection.

Meredith October 7, 2010 um 4:58 pm

I've been dying to bake with Scharffen Berger, and this looks delicious!

carolina @ patagonia gifts October 7, 2010 um 5:00 pm

yummy mouthwatering delish. please count me in. xo

katie October 7, 2010 um 5:00 pm

OMG, I thought I was the only person in the world who combined rice pudding with chocolate! Scharffenberger is my favorite!

NO October 7, 2010 um 5:08 pm

I am totally going to make that panna cotta.

Sarah October 7, 2010 um 5:09 pm

Helen I must say that I marvel just as much at your dish collection as at your delicious recipes. I'd love to see your cupboards–must be overflowing with beautiful little dishes like these!

Jayme October 7, 2010 um 5:14 pm

Helen, you are always an inspiration. I've never had rice pudding or panna cotta! If ever I tried either, I'm sure this is the recipe to go to. This might just be my weekend project. πŸ™‚

Unknown October 7, 2010 um 5:14 pm

I love chocolate, and I have always wanted to make panna cotta–and to combine it with rice pudding? Genius! I would love to win the Scharffen Berger chocolate, that sounds heavenly!

Darlene October 7, 2010 um 5:18 pm

I had panna cotta this summer in the south of France and just loved it. A chocolate one sounds delicious.

L.Q. October 7, 2010 um 5:18 pm

I absolutely adore these pictures! It definitely makes me want to rush to my kitchen and make a batch. It would definitely fulfill my chocolate craving! πŸ™‚

the L word October 7, 2010 um 5:27 pm

omg i am DYINGG for that panna cotta

Tiger_Lili October 7, 2010 um 5:37 pm

mmmm sounds delish!
nothing like a nice big hunk of chocolate:)
if i win, the first thing i'm going to do is make this recipe

Amma October 7, 2010 um 5:40 pm

Mmm…. Scharffen Berger!

Thanks for the giveaway! :-))

NatC October 7, 2010 um 5:42 pm

This hits home for me today – I'm sick, and yesterday was layering chocolate pudding over rice pudding (both store bought, there is no cooking going on here right now). This looks much more like what I was craving!

Anonymous October 7, 2010 um 5:47 pm

oh, I love rice pudding, but nobody else in my house does….

I love scharffen berger chocolate. What a treat that would be

Anonymous October 7, 2010 um 5:47 pm

oh, I love rice pudding, but nobody else in my house does….

I love scharffen berger chocolate. What a treat that would be

Christina October 7, 2010 um 5:57 pm

I can't wait to try this recipe! I'd love to use the chocolate you would send! Thank you!

Unknown October 7, 2010 um 5:59 pm

Yet another recipe to tuck into the "to try" pile…

Also, chocolate? Um, yes PLEASE.

Susan @ SJ Designs October 7, 2010 um 6:02 pm

I've never made either rice pudding or panna cotta, so I know what I'll be doing this weekend…*starts making grocery list right now*

Jeni October 7, 2010 um 6:08 pm

Is there anything in the world better than chocolate? Mmm, I see some panna cotta in my future. Or maybe pots de creme… Nom!

Claire October 7, 2010 um 6:23 pm

Oh how I'd love the opportunity to try this recipe! With that much chocolate on my hands, I might even be willing to share with friends! πŸ™‚

Kristy October 7, 2010 um 6:32 pm

These look amazing! I never would've thought to pair rice pudding with panna cotta, but now I have to try it.

Anonymous October 7, 2010 um 6:38 pm

Oh my gosh… that looks so delightfully good! mmmm…. And what a great give a way!

Sam October 7, 2010 um 6:39 pm

Really?! Giving away chocolate? And scharffenberger even? oh my… it looks amazing. I'd love the box πŸ™‚

Adi October 7, 2010 um 6:41 pm

Thank you for this Helen!
I love your new opening picture.

adiluria [at] yahoo [dot] com

Cecilia October 7, 2010 um 6:43 pm

I made your other rice pudding recipe which was delicious, so now I'll have to try this!

Susan aka paintermom October 7, 2010 um 6:43 pm

I love Scharfen Berger chocolate! I hope I win. I love your blog, too. Thanks for the giveaway.

Harmony in the kitchen October 7, 2010 um 6:45 pm

Oh so many comments, but I can't resist trying for the chocolate. And I love the look of those puddings! Myum!

Helen October 7, 2010 um 6:45 pm

I'm a Helen too πŸ™‚
Those puddings look delicious (as always) and I'm totally in love with the ceramic pots used, both sets. Adorable!

Anna October 7, 2010 um 6:46 pm

Mmmm, chocolate panna cotta. that sounds fantastic. I'm not sure I've ever tried Scharffen Berger, but I'd love to give it a try.

Krystal R October 7, 2010 um 6:47 pm

What a sinful post, I would love chocolates to make a decandant and delicious batch of brownies!! YUM!

Rin October 7, 2010 um 6:52 pm

The panna cotta just looks so delish. yum!

Misty October 7, 2010 um 6:58 pm

Do you think panna cotta would set with the rice pudding integrated into it? That sounds like a fun experiment.

Have fun!

kaylafrances October 7, 2010 um 7:10 pm


celine October 7, 2010 um 7:11 pm

I love love chocolate and your dish looks delish!

poppyseed October 7, 2010 um 7:16 pm

Will comment for chocolate!!!! Seriously, though, I would have had to comment even if I hadn't seen the chocolate offer. I LOVE Scharffen Berger! It's what I use when I can get it. And I totally love your chocolate pots. I want one right now! I always enjoy your site and constantly get inspired. I have to make pots of chocolate very soon.

briandem October 7, 2010 um 7:18 pm

I just came upon your blog this past week, and I am hooked! Your photography is absolutely gorgeous, and I can't wait to try out some of your recipes, especially this one, since I am a chocolate lover πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing your gift!

briandem October 7, 2010 um 7:18 pm

I just came upon your blog this past week, and I am hooked! Your photography is absolutely gorgeous, and I can't wait to try out some of your recipes, especially this one, since I am a chocolate lover πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing your gift!

SweetwaterGifts October 7, 2010 um 7:19 pm

Chocolate..are you kidding? We go waaaay back.
I love that you mixed these together. Funny I also have to leave things in the front of the fridge. Was that in a marriage guide somewhere? LOL :0)

Anonymous October 7, 2010 um 7:24 pm

"Just sit pretty and eat your chocolate." Ha! Sounds like sage advice. My fiancΓ©e and I are baking our wedding cakes (flourless chocolate) — this stash would certainly come in handy!!



Jen October 7, 2010 um 7:24 pm

I love, love, love this dishes!!! The chocolate doesn't look too bad either! πŸ™‚ Adore your site!

briandem October 7, 2010 um 7:29 pm

I just came upon your blog this past week, and I am hooked! Your photography is absolutely gorgeous, and I can't wait to try out some of your recipes, especially this one, since I am a chocolate lover πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing your gift!

Anonymous October 7, 2010 um 7:30 pm

I've always wanted to try Schaarffen Berger. Thanks for the chance!


Meridith October 7, 2010 um 7:36 pm


Unknown October 7, 2010 um 7:38 pm

Thanks for the chance to win some amazing chocolate!

yasmara October 7, 2010 um 7:39 pm

I love baking with chocolate – pick me!

Andrea October 7, 2010 um 7:41 pm

Yum, looks delicious!

Unknown October 7, 2010 um 7:41 pm

That looks delicious! Chocolate is a wonderful thing <3

farmerpam October 7, 2010 um 7:43 pm

Sigh. Love, love, LOVE both panna cotta and rice pudding. Talk about comfort food, gotta try this recipe.

Unknown October 7, 2010 um 7:48 pm

Mmm… chocolate… (salivates)

Alice (fa11enan9e1) October 7, 2010 um 7:48 pm

Yum! panna cotta is so delicious!

Pretty. Good. Food. October 7, 2010 um 7:50 pm

Mmmm, sounds so rich and luxurious! Looks delicious πŸ™‚

Kat October 7, 2010 um 7:52 pm

Is that chocolate panna cotta on top of rice pudding? Oh. Oh, my.

Wendy October 7, 2010 um 7:52 pm

oh, wow, chocolate!! be still my beating heart!

Ashley October 7, 2010 um 7:53 pm

This just looks delicious!

Anonymous October 7, 2010 um 7:56 pm

Mmmm… Chocolate Panna Cotta. So delicious!

Stacy (Little Blue Hen) October 7, 2010 um 7:58 pm

I tend not to bake with chocolate because I never have it on hand. Perhaps a box of it would help me get over that!

Shelby October 7, 2010 um 8:08 pm

I would truly be an honored & humbly appreciative recipient of Scharffen Berger Chocolate… I would love to experiment and enjoy all of the pleasures that come with such a delectable treat, and of course would have to give your recipe here a try…Another beautiful post, another generous opportunity to keep on giving of your time and talents…Thank you!

Kirsti October 7, 2010 um 8:09 pm

I adore Scharffen Berger chocolate, and the panna cotta is going straight onto my "must-make" list!

(P.S. Sorry if this is a repeat comment! My computer froze right after I pressed "publish comment," and I wasn't sure!)

Gen October 7, 2010 um 8:18 pm

J'adore cette panna cotta!
I'm a real chocoolic and your picture make me want to try your recipe straight away! ^^

Anonymous October 7, 2010 um 8:18 pm

Looks so divine!!

sprite October 7, 2010 um 8:23 pm

Ooh! What an intriguing combination. I imagine both are excellent on their own, but together? My curiosity is piqued.

Liz October 7, 2010 um 8:24 pm

Chocolate is one of my favorite things! High quality chocolate is even better.

Νατάσα October 7, 2010 um 8:40 pm

not hoping to win the chocolates!but i'm really glad that i have found this delicious blog!keep on!natasa

NanaBread (Jeanne) October 7, 2010 um 8:45 pm

SB is good stuff. I found it in the Ferry Marketplace Building while I was in San Francisco 2 years ago. Oh, so good! Put me in, coach! -Jeanne

gpc October 7, 2010 um 8:45 pm

I've never made panna cotta but this looks so good, I absolutely have to try it.

Mia D. October 7, 2010 um 8:47 pm

I don't care what anyone says, panna cotta is never over! It looks delicious!

Arena Thompson October 7, 2010 um 8:50 pm

That looks crazy delicious! I love high quality chocolate too. πŸ™‚ arena.thompson [at] .

Jason & Lizzy October 7, 2010 um 8:58 pm

Yum, makes me want to finally try rice pudding.

Alessa October 7, 2010 um 9:03 pm

Oooh, that looks so yummy! I'm both a chocolate and a panna cotta fan, so I sure will have to try this, if I win the chocolate or not…

terri October 7, 2010 um 9:10 pm

oooh, chocolate…and scharffen berger…yum!

joelle October 7, 2010 um 9:13 pm

First time I used Scharffen Berger was in a chocolate chip cake. Delicious!!

Susanne October 7, 2010 um 9:15 pm

Yummy!! Is looks very good. I'm a chocoholic. I love chocolate and even use a choloate shampoo. =)

Laura October 7, 2010 um 9:17 pm

Sounds wonderful. Can not wait to try it!!

Unknown October 7, 2010 um 9:22 pm

I have never thought of combining Chocolate with rice pudding. As long as there is chocolate in it, I can imagine it's good πŸ™‚

Pam October 7, 2010 um 9:23 pm

Yum! This looks absolutely delicious. Love love love chocolate!

Elleadit October 7, 2010 um 9:24 pm

This looks simply amazing! I'm trying to imagine how this would taste like and simply coming up short. T_T

I am definitely going to try to make this!

By the way, your little pots (I really have no idea what to call them) are adorable! Just out of curiosity, where did you get them or what type of shops do you find them in?

Isabelle October 7, 2010 um 9:33 pm

I suspect that, even though these seem genuinely delicious, you could photograph the under side of my shoe and make it look rather delicious! Everything always looks so lovely here. Droolworthy factor is quite high. Thanks for sharing.

Chloe Marguerite October 7, 2010 um 9:39 pm

Hello Helen,

I've been following your blog since 2008 and have really enjoyed seeing the transformation in your receipes, especially since my little grandbaby must now eat gluten free!



Julie October 7, 2010 um 9:39 pm

and absolutely delicious looking, as always.

Anonymous October 7, 2010 um 9:45 pm

Oh, I would love the Scharffen Berger chocolate! It's not that easy to find in my city. And did I mention that it's my birthday on October 20?

Angela Hawkins October 7, 2010 um 9:59 pm

I heart Scharffen Berger. My clients gave me some for a "bonus." And boy was it! Living in rural Utah it isn't easy to fing!

bakedbyjen October 7, 2010 um 10:01 pm

Mmm… chocolate…

sambonana October 7, 2010 um 10:21 pm

Your photos are just so lovely, as per usual πŸ™‚

Unknown October 7, 2010 um 10:27 pm

This looks absolutely delicious!!! My sister was just talking about trying panna cotta for the first time. Wait till I tell her I have a recipe for CHOCOLATE panna cotta!

Would love to win…

obonana October 7, 2010 um 10:28 pm

Lovely photos, as per usual. Can't wait to try the recipe!

sanju October 7, 2010 um 10:30 pm

I am also fond of milk chocolate like you.Wonderful recipe. Must give a try.

baker sha October 7, 2010 um 10:39 pm

Oh my! Oh please please pretty please pick me! :DD

This looks nom-tastic and I would love to make these….

Anonymous October 7, 2010 um 10:40 pm

These look so amazing! I've never tried chocolate panna cotta, but now I have no reason not to! YUM!

Mei-Ting October 7, 2010 um 10:41 pm

Every week I try and start my diet I see a new post from you that puts me completely off track! =P Your photos are amazing, and this recipe looks delicious – will be making it for a dinner party this weekend! πŸ˜€ Will the rice putting work with sticky rice?

francesca z. October 7, 2010 um 10:42 pm

aaaaaaaargh it' s been a month that i'm reading your blog and every time i just want to try everything!!!!!this panna cotta looks delicious though(i'm italian, i really care about panna cotta), i must have it..soon!thanks for the pics, they're great!

Unknown October 7, 2010 um 11:04 pm

I have never been brave enough to make my own panna cotta before. I think this just convince me! mmmm Chocolate….

Faith October 7, 2010 um 11:14 pm

Woah, this recipe just went straight to the top of my MUST MAKE NOW list!

Cellohorse October 7, 2010 um 11:28 pm

I'm not overly fond of rice pudding (though not underly fond either), but this looks fantastic.
I would love to have some of the dishes from the new Tasting Party series at Pier 1 Imports to serve these in, but I'm trying to leave them on my Christmas list instead of giving in and getting them.

PSims October 7, 2010 um 11:39 pm


Erin October 7, 2010 um 11:44 pm

I love Scharffen Berger!

anne October 7, 2010 um 11:45 pm

I just found your blog and I love it! Thank you for the inspirations.

Sarah*Paulhus October 7, 2010 um 11:47 pm

I love chocolate so much! Almost as much as this blog~

Annie Rou October 7, 2010 um 11:48 pm

I love coconut milk rice pudding, and I would love to try scharffen berger chocolate!

pseudosanejane October 8, 2010 um 12:00 am

I love this… And chocolate!

Unknown October 8, 2010 um 12:04 am

mmm… chocolate. i might seriously drive all the way to san francisco to get scharffen berger. winning this would save me some serious gas money.

Pri October 8, 2010 um 12:10 am

Hummmm…chocolate! That looks delicious!

Unknown October 8, 2010 um 12:10 am

good god, that looks delicious. I'm not a huge fan of rice pudding, but I might give this a go with something else on the bottom….

Unknown October 8, 2010 um 12:13 am

another fabulous looking recipe!! wish i could eat greek yogurt….

Unknown October 8, 2010 um 12:14 am

another fabulous looking recipe… wish i could eat greek yogurt.. love your site!

katy hardin October 8, 2010 um 12:14 am

I would love some chocolate!

Unknown October 8, 2010 um 12:15 am

Chocolate always does it for me!

Mrs. G October 8, 2010 um 12:20 am

Have a good trip!

lindar October 8, 2010 um 12:26 am

Yum!! May be I could win the chocolate!! Yes? Anyway, I love your blogs and tweets… the photo work is extraordinary and the recipes, delish and the storytelling so interesting.. I feel like I was in France with you and your family.

Wardah October 8, 2010 um 12:35 am

Omg, I would love to get some chocolate and try this recipe! These pictures look amazing! πŸ˜€

Zillah October 8, 2010 um 12:36 am

this looks divine.

Unknown October 8, 2010 um 12:36 am

Everything you post looks absolutely delicious! I'd love to win the chocolate-yum!

Robyn the Slug October 8, 2010 um 12:49 am

Oh I would love some chocolate, and theirs is one of the few that I can eat since they have some with no dairy at all.

Leigh October 8, 2010 um 12:54 am

Chocolate is on my list of things absolutely necessary to survive if stranded on a deserted island.

Marilynn October 8, 2010 um 12:55 am

This looks absolutely amazing! Can't wait to try my hand at it soon.

Jessica October 8, 2010 um 12:59 am

I hope I win! I've been itching to create some crazy molecular gastronomy-inspired treats, and this would be perfect.

Em October 8, 2010 um 12:59 am

I love vanilla Panna Cotta, how had I never thought of Chocolate? I need to make this immediately….

Caitie October 8, 2010 um 1:07 am

Mmmmmm looks delicious.

Both the recipe and the chocolate!

Thanks for the chance to win!

cherry_cat at y7mail dot com

Megan October 8, 2010 um 1:07 am

The rice pudding and the Panna Cotta look heavenly! I can imagine how wonderful the Panna Cotta is with the Scharffen Berger chocolate…

Suzanne October 8, 2010 um 1:09 am

I love panna cotta and I love rice pudding- I would never have thought to combine them- yum!

Hanna October 8, 2010 um 1:12 am

Mmm Scharffen Berger is my favorite chocolate! I made truffles with it once and can never make them again because everything else tastes not as good.

mesh October 8, 2010 um 1:34 am

Oh wow, I never would have thought to combine those two things. I'm definitely trying this combo!

Molly Ann Cartwright October 8, 2010 um 1:42 am

I would love to make that!

b October 8, 2010 um 1:46 am

Yum. Chocolate.

Susie October 8, 2010 um 1:48 am

This recipe looks delicious! I definitely plan on making it!

Unknown October 8, 2010 um 1:56 am

I have to be honest but I've never tried rice pudding of any kind even though my husband loves it – will definitely have to try this as it looks divine.

Pilarh October 8, 2010 um 2:06 am

Love the combination!

Moontaj October 8, 2010 um 2:06 am

I showed my husband this blog and he demanded that next week I whip up some so we can try it!

Soo…next week it's rice pudding and chocolate for dessert! ^-^

Anonymous October 8, 2010 um 2:11 am

This looks so delicious! I have never tried rice pudding, but I really want to try this! Hopefully I can find some good baking chocolate here β™₯

Chocolate is the best! Though personally I am a dark chocolate type of girl πŸ˜‰ Milk chocolate is a little bit too sweet for me! But 72-90% cocoa? YUM!

Unknown October 8, 2010 um 2:15 am

I would have never thought to combine the two, but…. Well let just say I'm drooling just a little bit.

Tracy October 8, 2010 um 2:38 am

I've never been interested in making a panna cotta before but with chocolate… you've just gotten my attention

Jenny October 8, 2010 um 2:42 am

My favorite kind of chocolate! How wonderful!!

Georgie October 8, 2010 um 2:42 am

I *lovelovelove* chocolate! Your chocolate panacotta looks delicious!

Mich October 8, 2010 um 2:50 am

Wish I were going to join all of you this weekend! Have tons of fun!
Luvvvvvv your site and this delectable recipe.

Monalihsa CΓ‘vallaro October 8, 2010 um 2:51 am

I would love to win this chocolate! I love your recipes! =)

Jennifer October 8, 2010 um 3:01 am

Scharffen Berger panna cotta? Be still my beating heart!

Heather October 8, 2010 um 3:10 am

Ohhh this looks amazing.

That chocolate would also be amazing, though I'd be using it to my brain truffles to top my zombie cupcakes. Chocolate braaaaiiiinnnnsss.

Jake October 8, 2010 um 3:20 am

They had lemon panna cotta at the restaurant I ate dinner tonight and I thought of this post and remembered I had forgotten to write a comment! Silly me…

Hope you have a great time in San Francisco!

CCurtis300 October 8, 2010 um 3:22 am

I adore that you made the panna cotta in chocolate, and imagine that its bitterness was beyond lovely with the sweetness of the rice pudding. Gorgeous, as always! Thank you for sharing!

the purple starfish October 8, 2010 um 3:22 am

Mmmm….you're right, time to break out the chocolate recipes.

Alexandra October 8, 2010 um 3:26 am

Panna cotta has never been something I've particularly wanted to try, but chocolate panna cotta? Must make list πŸ™‚

Unknown October 8, 2010 um 3:52 am

I will definitely be trying this recipe in my own kitchen oh-so-soon, whether I win any chocolate or not . . . but good goddess would it be lovely to receive such an abundance of chocolate! Thanks for all that you share with your readers!!

Priyanka October 8, 2010 um 3:54 am

yum yum! rice pudding and chocolate..what an interesting combination..

awesome photo blog! : )

Hey from Vancouver, Canada

Christina October 8, 2010 um 4:05 am

ooh, chocolate.

Emily October 8, 2010 um 4:24 am

I'd love an excuse to make these and winning some chocolate would be the perfect one.

[email protected] October 8, 2010 um 4:30 am

Chocolate panna cotta sounds wonderful. I'd love to have some Scharffen Berger chocolate to try it out.

Anonymous October 8, 2010 um 4:44 am

Lovely photos as always Helene! The recipe sounds delicious!

Chutzpah October 8, 2010 um 4:54 am

Mmmmm…. chocolate.

megan October 8, 2010 um 4:57 am

That looks delicious! I've never made panna cotta before, but this might be the time to start… πŸ™‚

Angie H October 8, 2010 um 4:58 am

That looks heavenly! I'm drooling…. I love chocolate!

CM October 8, 2010 um 5:03 am

Two of my favorite desserts in the same mug- you've gotta be kidding me! Looks absolutely fantastic~ can't wait to try this out πŸ™‚
P.S. great giveaway~ thanks!

Meg October 8, 2010 um 5:33 am

Yummy! This looks amazing, creamy and delicious! And there are a million delicious things waiting to be made with that chocolate!

Ms. Grombly October 8, 2010 um 5:49 am

I love just about any kind of chocolate, and this looks interesting, but what's the texture like? It looks awesome.

Unknown October 8, 2010 um 6:21 am

This looks so smooth and delicious! Now I am craving some decadent chocolate.

Unknown October 8, 2010 um 6:35 am

Beautiful! Rice pudding is ultimate. But the chocolate just gives it that extra something. I'm gonna have to give this recipe a try!

ediblealgae October 8, 2010 um 6:54 am

I live and breathe chocolate. And adore Scharffen Berger, though it is generally out of my price range. I've visited the factory for free samples more than once.

emy October 8, 2010 um 6:58 am

This looks absolutely divine!

I can lick the screen!

Ms Licorice October 8, 2010 um 7:03 am

Family sent an email to me about Scharffen Berger, and I was talking about the creativity that Scharffen Berger inspires…Voila
But you probably spend every waking hour in creative flow.

adli October 8, 2010 um 7:54 am

chocolatessssssss!!! and panna cotta!! OMG, love this one! yummy!!

jessica gamboa October 8, 2010 um 8:36 am

Sehr gut!!!! It looks so delicious!

astheroshe October 8, 2010 um 10:23 am

Beautiful as always…

LimeCake October 8, 2010 um 10:25 am

wow i never thought to combine panna cotta and rice pudding. two extremely delicious things!

vertigob October 8, 2010 um 10:37 am

Your blog is absolutely inspiring. The photography, your writing, the recipes, all of it.

Thank you for sharing.

Julie October 8, 2010 um 11:29 am

Your photos look amazing as always! And what a genius combination…

siniann October 8, 2010 um 11:44 am

mmmm looks so good! your pictures are always so amazing. I need to try this panna cotta really soon!

Kelly October 8, 2010 um 11:47 am

This looks great – your pictures are beautiful!

Anonymous October 8, 2010 um 11:52 am

I have been dying to try different chocolates, but I'll make that panna cotta with what I have here now (: Thanks for the lovely recipe!

chocolate and chanel October 8, 2010 um 12:52 pm

would love to win some chocolate!!

The Cubanita Cooks October 8, 2010 um 1:21 pm

I will definitely be making the panna cotta this weekend.

Unknown October 8, 2010 um 1:26 pm

Looks fantastic! Can't wait to try it…

Erik October 8, 2010 um 1:37 pm

Those look wonderful! I can't wait to try this recipe for myself. And maybe some awesome Scharffen Berger too!

Farmerlady2 October 8, 2010 um 2:20 pm

How yummy looking!


Alison October 8, 2010 um 2:21 pm

I never really ate pudding as a child and now thanks to instant jello in college, I started on a pudding path and haven't stopped since.. I embrace it in all its creamy glory…from instant pudding to homemade to the panna cotta in Italy…now that ice cream season is over I think autumn is the perfect time to make some!

Anonymous October 8, 2010 um 2:29 pm

Scharffen Berger is one of my favorite chocolates; I always have at least one bar in the pantry (and my husband, who is in the specialty foods business, always brings home samples from the shows he attends). This recipe looks delicious and I cannot wait to try it!


amanda October 8, 2010 um 2:32 pm

Helene, You make me want to cook everything single dish you photograph!

alice October 8, 2010 um 2:41 pm

Panna cotta is such a great dessert, especially to serve at dinner parties. I like the addition of rice. It's nice to see something slightly different being done to the humble dessert and it does need a little bit of texture to go with it, otherwise I find that it is gone all too quickly for my liking.

Anonymous October 8, 2010 um 2:51 pm

Rice pudding always makes me think of that A.A. Milne poem "What's the Matter With Mary Jane." (it's lovely rice pudding for dinner again!)

You have a wonderful food blog, by the way– randomly stumbled upon it a few days ago, and I've been obsessively combing through your recipes ever since. I can't wait to try this one!

Alyssa D October 8, 2010 um 3:20 pm

How delicious! So many ideas to add to my baking "to do" list…perhaps I should be calling it my "to taste" list?

Navami October 8, 2010 um 3:24 pm

I would love to get some of that chocolate for some baking experiments.
I am a regular reader of the site, but just a silent lurker, the reward for posting this time was too tempting to be missed. πŸ™‚

Sleep late… dream more. October 8, 2010 um 3:24 pm

Here's hoping for some chocolate in the mail πŸ˜€

Jo October 8, 2010 um 3:33 pm

Yum! I would love to win the chocolate. I'm a milk-chocolate person, too, but for baking I love semisweet.

Lindsay October 8, 2010 um 3:40 pm

Making a cake with Scharffen Berger today!

robotika October 8, 2010 um 4:01 pm

Hot chocolate with bit of cayenne is the only way I can get through New England winters in old drafty house!

Michelle October 8, 2010 um 4:12 pm

I've been a reader for years already and really love your site. *shy smile* Can you believe that I'm a chocoholic but I've yet to taste Scharffen Berger before? You reckon I'll be lucky? πŸ™‚

Angela KL October 8, 2010 um 4:13 pm

Winning the Scharffen Berger gift would be so nice…. I'm hoping to make the panna cotta tomorrow.

Unknown October 8, 2010 um 4:15 pm

Omg, a BOX OF CHOCOLATE? *crosses fingers* Oh please pick me…

Unknown October 8, 2010 um 4:17 pm

Omg, a BOX OF CHOCOLATE? *crosses fingers* Pick me!

chloecolette October 8, 2010 um 4:24 pm

this sounds and looks so good!
cant wait to try it

Joyce October 8, 2010 um 4:47 pm

The 99% Cacao Unsweetened Chocolate Baking Bar actually exists?!? πŸ˜€
I've been looking for you. Come home to me! πŸ™‚

Julie October 8, 2010 um 4:53 pm

Two of my favorite things–panna cotta and rice pudding! I can't wait to try the combo!

Unknown October 8, 2010 um 5:09 pm

For years I was afraid of rice pudding until a beautiful older Spanish woman I met when I was studying abroad invited me to have dinner at her house. After the meal she brought to the table the most beautiful little bowl of rice pudding with raisins. I can't imagine anything better…except for chocolate on top. Can't wait to try this!

Tiffany October 8, 2010 um 5:10 pm

Chocolate AND rice pudding?! Could life get any better?

Abby October 8, 2010 um 5:16 pm

WOW! I just recently discovered your blog and I am so addicted to it! I love all your recipes, stunning photos and stories about you and what's going on in your life. I recently made your butternut and acorn squash soup and it was AMAZING!! Thanks so much for sharing. I look forward to trying some more of your recipes. xo

Kasia October 8, 2010 um 5:17 pm

Mmmmm… cant't wait to try it out πŸ™‚

Queen Mum October 8, 2010 um 5:20 pm

Looks Amazing!!
I can almost taste the Scharffen Berger πŸ™‚
Thanks Much!

Evelyn October 8, 2010 um 5:28 pm

I think its genius that you put rice pudding and panna cotta together. Also, the little bowls you baked them in are adorable.

Cheryl October 8, 2010 um 5:29 pm

The dessert looks wonderful (your photos are so gorgeous) and I love baking with Scharffen Berger chocolate! Thanks for the chance to win.

JoLeasure October 8, 2010 um 5:51 pm

Good luck in San Francisco! I am from the Bay Area and have been following your blog for a year now, I am addited to it as I am to chocolate πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

Kim Chi Ho October 8, 2010 um 6:02 pm

This looks delicious! I must try to make this, I've never had panna cotta before :(.
I haven't figured out where to get bittersweet chocolate yet, so this would be great!

crazytalk05 October 8, 2010 um 6:08 pm

Your photography is amazing!

Unknown October 8, 2010 um 6:34 pm

I love, love this recipe. It is genius.

Julie October 8, 2010 um 6:34 pm

My dual loves, too–panna cotta and rice pudding! Well, and pudding. And tapioca. I guess my development must have stalling during the pre-teething phase. Thank so much for the giveaway!

Richelle October 8, 2010 um 6:39 pm

Oh, I would so love to try that chocolate! Pick me, please!

Stephanie October 8, 2010 um 7:07 pm

Congrats on being noticed by another for your work! that always feels so great. and those chocolate delights look wonderful! I have been craving chocolate like none other and I have no doubt these would do the trick! πŸ™‚

Lourdes October 8, 2010 um 7:22 pm

Ante todo disculparme, por no escribir en ingles. Siguo tu blogg, me gusta mucho y las fotos son maravillosas.
Auque sea desde EspaΓ±a me gustaria participar en el sorteo del chocolate.
Un saludo Lourdes

E Lightpool October 8, 2010 um 7:29 pm

Oh my goddess, so much chocolate! I am going weak at the knees…

Marie October 8, 2010 um 7:35 pm

heavenly!!!!! i would love to try the chocolate panna cotta (as i LOVE chocolate and LOVE panna cotta)! thank you, helen. tartelette is a an inspiration.

Jyll October 8, 2010 um 7:37 pm

Scharffen Berger was the first chocolate I tried when I was learning about 'good' chocolate. Love it!

Dessert4all October 8, 2010 um 7:38 pm

The words rice pudding and chocolate in the same heading caught me eye instantly! And the pictures are beautiful as always. I've always wanted to try Scharffenberger! πŸ™‚

Mitsy / ArtMind October 8, 2010 um 7:47 pm

I need to spell it otherwise I'll be drooling! Your beautiful pictures have the same effect actually. πŸ™‚

s October 8, 2010 um 8:18 pm

I have yet to try Scharffen Berger chocolate, but would love the chance to nibble and bake and nibble and share this delicious sounding chocolate!

Leah S October 8, 2010 um 8:31 pm

I love panna cotta, and adding chocolate, well, that just makes it even better. It's so amazing that Scharffen Berger is so careful to make sure that the dairy they use stays completely separate from the chocolate that will not contain dairy.

Maxine Parrish October 8, 2010 um 8:34 pm

I love Scharffen Berger! I loved reading their book.

fresh365 October 8, 2010 um 8:38 pm

Sounds like a fun event! Chocolate is always the way to go!

Meadow October 8, 2010 um 8:51 pm

This looks delicious!!
I would love to try it!!

June October 8, 2010 um 8:55 pm

I love chocolate!!
This looks decadent!!

RobinSchwab October 8, 2010 um 8:55 pm

Chocolate panna cotta sounds heavenly.

Lexi October 8, 2010 um 8:55 pm

I am in South Africa currently, where we are coming into summer, so reading your blog and being reminded of autumn at home was great. The pictures and descriptions got me excited to be home soon, baking away for the upcoming Christmas Season!

Unknown October 8, 2010 um 9:06 pm

I'd love to win that chocolate!!

Renee October 8, 2010 um 9:36 pm

Oh Yum!! Thank you so much for a chance at the giveaway. πŸ™‚

Unknown October 8, 2010 um 9:41 pm

Oh my… This panna cotta looks amazing.. I wonder how it tastes! Yummy!

Piszke October 8, 2010 um 9:42 pm

Ideal for a rainy day.:)My kids will love it (and the parents, too)!

Raquel S. October 8, 2010 um 9:49 pm

That looks so yummy! I am definatly gonna try this recipe! thanks

mary October 8, 2010 um 9:53 pm

Your recipes knock my socks off!!! It is still HOT here in Lousiana…hopefully the chocolate will make it here okay.

Steph M October 8, 2010 um 10:04 pm

I love rice pudding!! Add chocolate and that's a win/win combo. Plus Scharffen Berger is the bomb!

Kayla October 8, 2010 um 10:09 pm

I have been a closet reader of this blog for some time, working my way through the archives and reading all your gorgeous new posts, but the possibility of chocolate has finally tempted me to comment! Thank you so much for your inspired photography and writing and your dedication to your readers — I look forward to every post!

Unknown October 8, 2010 um 10:18 pm

This is my kind of pudding….one to try ASAP….
Please keep posting such deliciousness!

Jean Y. October 8, 2010 um 10:21 pm

Hi! There's been a little time that I've follow this blog!
And I have never comment here, but today this recipe is so special that I had to comment!
Panna Cotta is one of my prefered desserts! and with chocolate.. I wonder it's amazingly perfect! πŸ™‚

Congratilations! Jean πŸ™‚

Kendall October 8, 2010 um 10:31 pm

Ohhh my goodness! This post is full of delicious win. Must make this one day.

a. maren October 8, 2010 um 10:40 pm

oh, me! me me me me! i hope the person closest to you picks comment number 372…me! but even if they don't, these look just amazing. have fun at blogher! (and pick me!)

Michelle Vandergrift October 8, 2010 um 10:41 pm

Yum! Love chocolate and love rice pudding, so I'm dying to try this combo! Send the chocolate so I can be in dessert heaven!!

kaweenee October 8, 2010 um 11:14 pm

Mmmmmm….Scharffen berger is the best chocolate ever and panna cotta is my favorite. This may be the ultimate comfort food dessert!

Unknown October 8, 2010 um 11:15 pm

OMG Scharffen Berger is the absolute best, so smooth and fruity.

Anonymous October 8, 2010 um 11:15 pm

Mmmmmm, chocolate. I am drooling over those panna cotta. And the idea of a whole box of chocolate. Visions of bonbons and mouses and tarts are dancing in my brain.

Mia (Savor Everyday) October 8, 2010 um 11:40 pm

This sounds heavenly! I've had panna cotta and rice pudding, but not together. This probably makes for an interesting texture! I love bittersweet chocolate panna cotta or pots de creme with some orange flavor (extract or zest). YUM!

Sas October 9, 2010 um 12:48 am

Yummmmm – chocolate..

Lynda October 9, 2010 um 1:04 am

looks soooo delicious!!! i wish i were half as good in the kitchen as you. πŸ˜‰

Jenna October 9, 2010 um 1:04 am

Oh my gosh! That looks heavenly! I cannot wait to try it!!

KJonas October 9, 2010 um 1:05 am

Thanks to you and Scharffen Berger for hosting the giveaway. I would love some chocolate.

Peter Chang October 9, 2010 um 1:14 am

Gotta put my name in the hat …

Anyway, the recipe looks amazing. Will have to try!

D. October 9, 2010 um 1:15 am

Yum. I've never made a chocolate panna cotta!

Emma Poliquni October 9, 2010 um 1:18 am

Yumm!!! I can't wait to try this!

blithe & bonny October 9, 2010 um 1:26 am

Chocolate give away! Yum!

blithe & bonny October 9, 2010 um 1:33 am

Chocolate give away! Yum!

Unknown October 9, 2010 um 2:16 am

Ooh, two things I've never made, presented in a lovely teacup. My daughter looked over my shoulder and asked me to make it – how could I resist the recipe and the 9-year old asking sweetly?

Bronwyn October 9, 2010 um 2:18 am

Ooooh chocolate!

Cathy @ lolfoodie October 9, 2010 um 3:01 am

Ah, I have such a chocolate craving right now. Also, I am in love with those green and white cups in the first photo! πŸ™‚

Annie October 9, 2010 um 3:06 am

This looks too good to not try it!

Amber October 9, 2010 um 3:12 am

Oh yum!!! I so want to make this!! πŸ™‚

Sunshinemom October 9, 2010 um 3:13 am

Beautiful pictures as always. I love the one with slight sepia tones and also of the chocolate in the sunlight! We don't get raw cocoa nibs here and it seems such a nice way to use in desserts. Have fun in SFO.

webmailaddress2 October 9, 2010 um 3:39 am

I took a tour of the Scharffen Berger place when it was still open. Delicious!

SweetSavoryPlanet October 9, 2010 um 3:56 am

I love baking with Scharffen Berger chocolate. Now I need some rice pudding.

Unknown October 9, 2010 um 4:20 am

These look so good! As always your images are stunning! And I love those little ramekins. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

jaybeebee October 9, 2010 um 5:00 am

This looks amazing. I'd love to try it with Scharffen Berger chocolate.

jaybeebee October 9, 2010 um 5:01 am

This looks amazing. Would love to try it with Scharffen Berger chocolate.

Kylie October 9, 2010 um 5:13 am

I am in L..O..V..E with your blog. Your recipes are inspiring !!

I am making this one tonight !!

CC October 9, 2010 um 5:15 am

My mouth is watering looking through the photos! I can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!!

Rachel October 9, 2010 um 5:28 am

Look so delicious! yum chocolate (I've been dieting for far too long!)

Amy October 9, 2010 um 5:32 am

Hooray for chocolate!

Alice T. October 9, 2010 um 6:34 am

Mmm scharffen berger chocolate. we're lucky to have them in sf.

April Kofler October 9, 2010 um 7:03 am

This looks so good! Can't wait to make it.

Joy Davidson October 9, 2010 um 11:19 am

Chocolate!!! so I don't really think the rice pudding in the bottom sounds that good. Course that probably has something to do with the fact that last time I made rice pudding it was a horrible congealed overly sweet icky mess.

The Bontekoes October 9, 2010 um 11:31 am

Ohh Chocolate… nothing more needs to be said

jade October 9, 2010 um 12:02 pm

im not a fan of rice pudding at all – but i would be very very tempted to try this recipe out! as for the chocolate – YES PLEASE!


queencake and titangirl October 9, 2010 um 12:50 pm

oh, this looks soooooo good,am devastated that it`s only on screen:))) would love to win the chocolate package- but then, who wouldn`t? best from berlin,anja

Emily October 9, 2010 um 1:38 pm

mm…how interesting, the combo of chocolate and rice pudding. Sounds divine!

Zilla October 9, 2010 um 1:38 pm

This recipe sounds incredible, and just got added to my weekend's "to do list"

Denise October 9, 2010 um 1:42 pm


tlo7 October 9, 2010 um 1:59 pm

I have never seen a chocolate panna cotta recipe and can't wait to try this one!

Liz October 9, 2010 um 2:41 pm

Oh, I love Scharffen Berger! I've been to their factory a few times back when they gave tours, and always left with a silly grin on my face.

The combination of panna cotta and rice pudding sounds delicious.

Chrystal October 9, 2010 um 3:05 pm

Chocolate, what's not to love?

Margaret October 9, 2010 um 3:19 pm

This looks delicious!!!

Unknown October 9, 2010 um 3:32 pm

What an interesting combination! I'm a beginner baker but seeing your photographs inspire me to try something new. Thanks!

Ashley October 9, 2010 um 3:51 pm

I never was one for rice pudding, due to the consistency, but this just sounds [and looks] too good to pass up! You'll make a believer out of me!

Monica M October 9, 2010 um 4:48 pm

I absolutely love chocolate and rice pudding…never put the two together…that is until now!!! Wow. I want some of this right now!

siobhan October 9, 2010 um 4:59 pm

Wow, that looks amazing. LOVE Scharffen Berger.

Shilpa October 9, 2010 um 6:45 pm

Hi Helen,

Have recently joined the food blogging world and I just love looking through your blog..
Am also looking forward to being a part of the BlogHer community but have to wait till my blog becomes 90 days old..
It is truly wonderful to see how many people are passionate about food.. just keeps the spirit going..

Keep up the great work..

Kelsey October 9, 2010 um 7:28 pm

The panna cotta looks incredible! I'd love to make it myself, especially if I win the chocolate!

Savitha October 9, 2010 um 7:39 pm

Thank you for being so generous with your chocolate. Can't say for sure that I would willing part with a stash of chocolate.


Anonymous October 9, 2010 um 8:05 pm

What ridiculously good looking panna cotta!

Kelly-Jane October 9, 2010 um 8:18 pm

Lovely pudding.

Please do enter me for your giveaway! Thanks.

Debra "Deb" Dresden Disney-Dior October 9, 2010 um 8:21 pm

OMGosh, I can't tear myself away from the photos' to make this recipe a reality! It's an elegant dessert, and I'll have to give a dinner party SOON, because I MUST share — I'm afaid I'd eat it ALL if I didn't.

shirley elizabeth October 9, 2010 um 8:51 pm

Oh think of the chocolate holiday dishes!

Sara October 9, 2010 um 8:52 pm

Ooh, those look delicious! I'll definitely going to have to try this recipe!

MintyFresh October 9, 2010 um 9:01 pm

Layering the rice pudding and panna cotta seems like a good texture contrast! I might try this with some crackled chocolate tuille garnishing the top to add a third texture.

Would love to win some chocolate to get started…

MellowMellowMarshmellow October 9, 2010 um 9:14 pm

Ooooh, i just love rice pudding and to combine that with chocolate panna cotta is such a great idea. Real comfort food during a windy, rainy fall day! Thank you for sharing that!

Unknown October 9, 2010 um 9:24 pm

I remember touring the small Scharffen Berger factory in San Francisco as a child and now that I go to UC Berkeley, I hope to bake with this chocolate more often!

Nicole R October 9, 2010 um 9:47 pm

Beautiful! I love the peek of white when you crack through the chocolate panna cotta and get to the vanilla rice pudding.

Beth A. October 9, 2010 um 10:13 pm

Hooray for chocolate!

Katherine October 9, 2010 um 10:30 pm

I will have to try this, thank you! [email protected]

jess kim October 9, 2010 um 10:33 pm

who doesn't love chocolate? especially if it is free?

how decadent<3 πŸ™‚

Lexi_ October 9, 2010 um 11:25 pm

OH~ that looks delicious! I really want to layer the bittersweet chocolate panna cotta with white chocolate at some point. I'll have to make this first though πŸ™‚ yum!

Fantastic photography as usual, Helen!

Caanan October 9, 2010 um 11:55 pm

The pictures are amazing, as always. Hope you're having fun!

baby cat October 10, 2010 um 12:24 am

Oh my gosh, cocoa nibs. I want… I love your cups in the first picture by the way. I adore your dishes!!!

Kitchen M October 10, 2010 um 12:25 am

Only you can make rice pudding and chocolate panna cotta look so beautiful! I'm so bummed that I missed the opportunity to meet you again this year, but I hope you have a great time in SF!

Abra October 10, 2010 um 12:40 am

I am longing to try some of these recipes. I just discovered your blog and am inspired.

Hillary October 10, 2010 um 12:48 am

my two favorite things combined into one! chocolate and panna cotta! yum… :]

Foodie October 10, 2010 um 12:48 am

oh my god.. good chocolate is so hard to come by!!

Jody October 10, 2010 um 1:42 am

This looks delicious, and even more so with some chocolate!!!

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