Lisa Donovan is the pastry chef at Husk restaurant in Nashville. We spotted her Buttermilk Chess Pie while watching the second season of Mind of a Chef on PBS. She says chess pie is a dessert that defines Southern bakers.
Today’s Grape Panna Cotta Pies are tiny and easy to make, perfect for entertaining or for enjoying your pie but not eating very much of it. (Unless you eat the whole tray.)
The pies come from Cristina Suarez Krumsick’s NO BAKE MAKERY: More Than 80 Two-Bite Treats Made with Lovin’, Not an Oven.
We last checked in with food writer Diane Morgan in February, when she talked with Evan about winter roots, tubers, and rhizomes (oh my!). She gave us a recipe for Three-Layer Parsnip Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.
But this being summer, it’s time to break out a different kind of dessert. Diane complied with Cuban Malanga Pie from her book Roots: The Definitive Compendium with more than 225 Recipes.
She says grated, raw malanga root tastes like coconut cream.