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2005-12-06 15:47:37.73665+00 by Dan Lyke 6 comments

Over at Backup Brain Dori was bragging on Healdsburg and mentioned an article about the pastry chef at Cyrus Restaurant that has a couple of neat recipes.

Most folks I know right now are skipping dessert, but I desperately want to make the Coconut Panna Cotta with Meyer Lemon Jam, even though each serving looks like it pretty much uses up the fat quota for the day.

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-06 17:09:50.225383+00 by: Diane Reese

OH NO, the panna cotta has coconut milk in it! :( If you make it, tease me with how good it is: panna cotta is the dessert of the gods.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-06 17:39:59.06759+00 by: Dan Lyke

We never did figure out what it was about coconut milk that got you, right? Whether young coconut or coconut flesh was acceptable?

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-06 17:43:33.519585+00 by: Diane Reese

I got a little busy writing a NaNo-novel in November and have just finally surfaced, so I haven't made any tests yet. But I'd be fairly sure that canned coconut milk won't pass muster in any event.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-06 18:19:04.236362+00 by: Dan Lyke

Interesting: a Google search on "coconut milk allergy" currently brings up one valid result, the rest are spammers. Alas, the valid result doesn't give me any more information.

The two things I am coming up with as substitutes for coconut flavor in the manna cotta that would go well with that lemon are papaya (with a more traditional manna cotta) or almond (probably both as an extract or amaretto, and as almond milk).

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-06 22:26:54.813893+00 by: TheSHAD0W

I have a friend who is - violently - allergic to coconut. Give him anything to eat that contains coconut and you'll see a perfect example of projectile vomiting - careful, you might even experience it...

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-06 23:07:40.959515+00 by: Dan Lyke

I am not a biologist, so I'm not totally sure I'm making sense of these things, but here's some clinical information on coconut allergy and a case of coconut allergy in a 3 year old that suggests that an allergy to coconut meat/fruit can be specific and unconnected to allergies to coconut pollen or other nuts or legumes.

Legit references also seem to be popping up about cross-allergies with walnuts and latex, and anaphylactic reactions.

So... uh... don't go experimenting too far, Diane, unless you're fairly sure those reactions aren't life-threatening.