Comvita featured in the third series of NZ Food on a Plate. In a section about Rotorua, guest chef, Eru (from the world-famous, exclusive Tree Tops Lodge) creates a pannacotta dessert using Comvita Manuka Honey UMF5+.
NZ Food on a Plate is a New Zealand-made TV series that showcases New Zealand food and wine from different regions in a way that not only grabs viewers by the taste-buds, but also engages them on an emotional level.
Comvita® featureds in the third series in a section about Rotorua, and the guest chef, Eru (from the world-famous, exclusive Tree Tops Lodge) creates a pannacotta dessert using Comvita® Manuka Honey UMF5+.
The filming took place in the Comvita Visitor Centre and production areas at Comvita HQ in Paengaroa; and was hosted by well-known Australian TV personality Paul Mercurio. Comvita CEO, Brett was interviewed and filmed tasting the different honeys with Paul and Eru, and the Manuka honey featured again when they filmed the preparation of the dessert.
The show has been selected by TVNZ, NZ Sky Food, Air New Zealand’s international flights, and Channel 7 in Australia, so keep an eye out for it!
COMVITA® MANUKA HONEY PANACOTTA
1/3 Cup Water
2 Tbsp Comvita® UMF5+ Manuka Honey
1 (.25 ounce) Envelope unflavored gelatin
2 ½ Cups Heavy cream
1 ½ tspn Heilala vanilla paste
Pour water into a small bowl, and place gelatin sheet in. Set aside.
Place Comvita® Manuka Honey in a saucepan and dissolve, add the heavy cream, and set over medium heat, bring to a full boil, watching carefully, as the cream will quickly rise to the top of the pan. Squeeze excess water of gelatin sheet and place into the cream, stirring until completely dissolved. Cook for one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, stir in the Heilala Vanilla paste and pour into six individual ramekin dishes.
Cool the ramekins uncovered at room temperature. When cool, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight before serving.