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31 January 2012

{Recipe} Panna Cotta

Panna cotta has got to be the easiest dessert you can make. And it is so quick to prepare that you can actually manage to make it during the day with the children around (that in itself is a achievement !).

Now the recipe calls for gelatin and you might have to play a bit with the quantities to find your perfect recipe. The gelatin is here to thicken the cream but remember you are not making jelly !! So just go easy with it.

To make 4 little pots of Panna Cotta

300ml single cream
100ml semi-skimmed milk
2 sheets of gelatin (mine are about 2g each)
50g caster sugar
1/2 sachet of vanilla sugar (or some vanilla extract)

Topping of your choice: fruit coulis, chocolate sauce, etc

Put your gelatin in a bowl of cold water and leave until soft (about 10 minutes)
Gently bring to the boil the cream+sugar+vanilla.
Turn hob off.
Take the gelatine out of the bowl, squeeze the excess water and add to the cream.
Mix well (DO NOT WHISK ! as you can see on my picture, if you whisk, you will get foam and it does not look pretty.... so just mix well with a spoon).
Fill 4 little pots or ramequin and leave to cool.
When cool, place in the fridge overnight.

Add the topping when serving.

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1 comment :

  1. Loooove panna cotta - this looks delish! Thanks for sharing!


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