Friday, 26 July 2013

Chocolate Panna Cotta

Lovely Chocolate Panna Cotta served with strawberries and chocolate sauce
Recipe from Family Circle


1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon unflavoured gelatin
2/3 cup of half and half
2 tablespoons sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped semisweet chocolate
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

Note :
To make half and half - use a cup of milk less 2 tablespoons and add in 1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter

1. Place milk in saucepan, sprinkle with gelatin and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes just until gelatin dissolves, do not let milk boil.

2. Add half and half, sugar, chocolate, vanilla and salt, and whisk constantly over medium high heat 4- 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves and chocolate has melted.  Remove from heat and cool slightly.  Pour into a 8 ounce ramekin and chill overnight.

3.  To serve, dip ramekin into bowl of hot water for about 30 seconds, then invert onto serving plate. Garnish with strawberries and chocolate sauce.

I used a measuring spoon to put my milk and gelatin and later poured into the cooking pan.

Whisk - I forgot and used a wooden spoon later the liquid will turn chocolate colour when chocolate melts.

In the bowl before chilling

Serve it with strawberries and chocolate sauce for a great tasting dessert - can be shared by 2 persons!



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