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Panna cotta: a dreamy dessert worth your while

agosto 1, 2017

Panna cotta: a dreamy dessert worth your while

Are you ready to make a delicious panna cotta? Let’s get started!

Last weekend I decided to give panna cotta a try. What are the origins of panna cotta? It’s a Piedmontese dessert, from the Langhe area, famous all over Italy. Piedmont is a region in North-West Italy that borders with France. In the beginning, I was a little hesitant as I had heard a few people saying that they had troubles making it and didn’t obtain the right texture but I was pleasantly surprised to see that the recipe was rather easy and it came out just as it should have.

Panna cotta
Panna cotta is a delicious dessert from Piedmont.

. 2 sheets of gelatin leaves
. 2 cups of cream
. 1 vanilla stick
. 1 cup and 1/4 of confectioner’s sugar

How to:
. Fill a bowl with cold water and dip the gelatin leaves in it for about 10 minutes.
. Meanwhile pour the cream in a small saucepan and add the vanilla stick which you’ll previously have etched along its length and the confectioner’s sugar.
. Warm on a low flame without making it boil.
. Squeeze the gelatin leaves as to drain excessive water and dip them in the cream.
. Stir until the gelatin leaves have melted properly.
. Filter the cream with a strain and pour it in a mold or several small molds.
. Put the mold/molds in the fridge for at least 5 hours.

. To take the panna cotta out of the mold, dip it in hot water: the panna cotta will come off very easily!
. Garnish the panna cotta with anything you like: whipped cream, melted chocolate, caramel, jam and so on.

So, did you try making panna cotta? How did it come out? I’d love to hear about your experience with this dessert, even if you’ve just tried it in some restaurant.


>> Looking for more recipes? Keep an eye on the savoring section of this blog, more recipes to come soon!

Garnished panna cotta
Panna cotta can be garnished as you prefer: with syrups, fruit, chocolate and much more.

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