Thursday, February 13, 2014

Panna Cotta

This is a foolproof dessert recipe . I mean really, it's -dump-everything -in-the -pot easy and there's no sense making it more complicated  than that. Cooking it is a brisk and the best part is, it looks and tastes great too.  It is rich, silky and delicately flavored.  Who would ever say ''No!'' to that?! So if you are to serve dessert at home but got no clue what to do or perhaps too intimidated to make something that requires serious whipping, baking or kneading, then give this recipe a try. I swear, your guests will love it. If not, then bring those creamy goodness over to me and I will be glad to be your human waste bin! 

This recipe was given to me by FF's cousin. She did state that if you want your Panna Cotta sweeter, you could add more sugar. I find 3 tbsp sufficient since Panna Cotta is usually served with other sweet sauces to compliment its subtle note. Again, it's up to you. The Basic recipe could be doubled,  tripled depending on the number of guest you're having and serving. Today, I will be serving Panna Cotta to FF's entire family and end up cooking 2 Liters of cream. Hellow Caloriesssss! 

Basic Recipe
500 ml cream
3 tbsp white sugar
1 vanilla pod, seed scraped
4 sheets of gelatin ( equivalent to 2 tsp of powdered gelatin)

 1. Bring Cream to a  boil under medium heat. Once it started to simmer, add sugar, stir and let it seethe gently for 10 minutes.

2. Using a small knife, spit vanilla pod into half, scape out seeds, stir into the cream mixture.

4. Soften jelly sheets in cold water.Take out from the water, squeeze out excess liquid.
Take the pot out of the stove. Let it cool off for about a minute or two, then stir in the gelatin until it dissolves.

4. Pour  Panna Cotta mixture into your serving dish. Big bowl or individual glasses. Some recipes require sieving the mixture. That will  complete waste of vanilla seeds though, if you ask me.   Allow mixture to  cool off completely before refrigerating. 

Panna Cotta with Raspberry Sauce

Serve cold and with you favorite sauce. Berries, fruit compote, caramel or chocolate. It's your call. Now If this ain't easy, then I don't know what is. Enjoy!


  1. yummmmmyyy......i will try this one..... Thanks Emz....muahhh (mitz)


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