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panna cotta

(1 rating)
Recipe by
star pooley
Bullhead City, AZ

This is one of my favorite desserts. Light & creamy with just the right amount of sweetness. Great after a big meal. Serve with fresh fruit or a drizzle of your favorite chocolate sauce or liquor.

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 4 Hr

Ingredients For panna cotta

  • 1 1/2 tsp
    unflavored gelatin
  • 2 Tbsp
    cold water
  • 3 c
    heay whipping cream
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 (8oz.) c
    sour cream

How To Make panna cotta

  • 1
    Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water; let stand for 5 minutes.
  • 2
    In a 3-qt. saucepan, warm the cream with the sugar, salt, and vanilla over medium-high heat. DO NOT LET IT BOIL!
  • 3
    Stir in the gelatin until throughly dissolved.
  • 4
    Take the cream off the heat and cool about 5 minutes.
  • 5
    Put the sour cream in a medium bowl.
  • 6
    Gently whisk in the warm cream a little at a time until smooth.
  • 7
    Taste for sweetness; it may need another teaspoon of sugar.
  • 8
    Rinse 2/3 cup ramekins, custard cups, or coffee cups with cold water (do not wipe out).
  • 9
    Fill each one 3/4 full with the cream.
  • 10
    Chill for 4-24 hours.
  • 11
    To serve, either unmold by packing cups in hot towels and then turning each out on a dessert plate, or serve in their containers.
  • 12
    Serve alone or with fruit, drizzled liqueor, or purred raspberries.

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