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Perfect Panna Cotta Recipe From David Lebovitz

I been longing to make Panna Cotta for a while but didn't make any effort until now..Whenever I blog hopping I see this dessert pop out all over some famous blog and food site..Since berries and mango are on sale and abundant now,why not now right? Panna cotta is an Italian dessert made by simmering together cream, milk and sugar, mixing this with gelatin, and letting it cool until set. An Italian phrase which literally means "cooked cream", it generally refers to a creamy..Before I make this dessert,I thought this dessert involved alot of work but to my surprised ,this dessert is amazing easy and simple to prepared!!

For Upper Layer Adapted from David Lebovitz Perfect Panna_Cotta

4 cups or 1 liter heavy cream (or half-and-half)I used heavy whipped cream
1/2 cup (100g) sugar
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, or 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
2 packets powdered gelatin (about 4 1/2 teaspoons)
6 tablespoons (90ml) cold water

For Bottom Layer
2 cups mango puree( I used fresh mango )
1/2 cup sugar
1 packet powdered gelatin
For Bottom Layer:

1:Prepare 8 clean glasses,set aside.Puree mango with sugar,if necessary add in 3 tbsp water.
2:Sprinkle the gelatin over the mango puree in a bowl and let stand 5 to 10 minutes.
3:Divide the Mango mixture into the prepared cups, then chill them until firm.

For Top Layer:
1: Heat the heavy cream and sugar in a saucepan or microwave. Once the sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
(If using a vanilla bean, scrape the seeds from the bean into the cream and add the bean pod. Cover, and let infuse for 30 minutes. Remove the bean then rewarm the mixture before continuing.)
2. Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water in a medium-sized bowl and let stand 5 to 10 minutes.
3. Pour the very warm Panna Cotta mixture over the gelatin and stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
4. Divide the Panna Cotta mixture over the mango layer into the prepared cups, then chill them until firm, which will take at least two hours but I let them stand at least four hours. If you're pressed for time, pour the Panna Cotta mixture into wine goblets so you can serve them in the glasses, without unmolding
5:Run a sharp knife around the edge of each Panna Cotta and unmold each onto a serving plate, and garnish as desired.
This glass is without mango puree
this dessert is great to ideal to serve at any party

You can use any fruit at the bottom or can leave without.Some people prefer to have fruit glaze on the top..



Angie's Recipes said...
June 26, 2009 at 11:36 AM

They look so much better than those I saw in the hotel restaurants.....

Angie's Recipes

Little Corner of Mine said...
June 26, 2009 at 12:43 PM

Beautiful! And how cute you served it on the coffee cups.

Food For Tots said...
June 27, 2009 at 10:19 AM

Oh! Looks so irresistable! Don't show me the spoon. Can I have 1 glass please?

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
June 28, 2009 at 3:40 AM

oh!! thanks for your kind word!!*blushing*

Thanks! MIL leave alot of beautiful crystle glass here


FFT: can..we can't even finish all.yesterday I bring 4 glasses to my friends...they love it!

Ling's Passion said...
June 28, 2009 at 9:18 AM

Wah, this looks delicious. One more dessert to add to my list.

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