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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Recipe: How to Make Panna Cotta (with pictures)

I enjoy baking and making desserts when I have some free time and one of my favorite sites I like to visit for recipes is  I like the site because it has many recipes along with clear pictures of the dessert and videos of how to make them. I find that I learn how to do something better by watching somebody else do it compared to just reading the instructions.
Today I wanted to try making Panna Cotta because it looked so easy to make! The link to the recipe is: here.
People who enjoy eating custard-like pudding will definitely like this treat!

The INGREDIENTS for this recipe is very simple:
  1. 1 package of unflavored powdered gelatin (7 grams)
  2. 1/4 cup cold milk
  3. 2 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream (I used half-and-half instead for mine)
  4. 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar ( I used powdered sugar)
  5. 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (or pure vanilla paste)

I used Knox Original Gelatine (unflavored).

 Inside the box, there are 4 packages. You only need 1.

 I measure out my cold milk (1/4 cups):

and sprinkled the powdered gelatin into the cold milk:

The powdered gelatin almost looks like sugar granules:

While waiting for the powdered gelatin to soften in the cold milk, we can start by heating up the sugar and heavy cream (or half-and-half in my case):
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 1/4 cup half-and-half and powdered sugar poured into a pan

 Cream looks like its heated enough:

 Going back to our powdered gelatin absorbing the cold milk...
This is how it looks like after the powdered gelatin has softened (it feels kind of spongy if you touch it :P):

The softened powdered gelatin looks ready to be stirred into the hot cream (or half-and-half); By the way, I've taken the cream off the heat:
Stir until the gelatin granules are all dissolved. The heat helps activate the gelatin.
Time for some vanilla flavoring!
I used 1/2 a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract:

And you're done!
All you need to do is gather some dessert cups or glasses that you want to pour your cream into.
I have mine all ready and lined up on the counter :3

This recipe filled about 6 of these small little glass cups:

 Put your dessert in the fridge until firm for about 2-4 hours:

 Once it was ready, I decided to garnish it with some fruit (kiwi and cherry) but you can top it with anything you like (chocolate sauce, fruit sauce, other fresh fruit, berries).

Nommy! A delicious cool creamy treat.


Beauty and Bows said...

This looks delicious! Thank you for the recipe :)

Kisses, Melanie

aMz88 said...

gooshh looks so yummy nom nom nom!!

jass said...

I looove pana cotta :O HAVE to try it :D thanks <3

Anonymous said...

looks amazing!! more recipes and tuts please!

[Anna] said...

mmm looks so yummy! i've never tried panna cotta, maybe that needs to change!

sugar sugar said...

this looks yummy and easy to make. thanks for sharing dear! :D

Dana Yoshimizu said...

Yum, panna cotta sounds pretty good and refreshing right about now!

I really liked this post :D
I love seeing food recipes with photos for some reason, lol :)


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Hello Naka said...

im foaming at the mouth :3 but i some how fail with gelatine and my mixture just goes mega lumpy :(

Pop Champagne said...

that looks delicious and healthy! thanks for sharing Kay :D

Zarina Villanueva said...

Yumyum! I'll try this one out! (^__^)