This panna cotta is simple to make, perfectly creamy and so delicious it will blow your mind. Lightly sweetened and set with just enough gelatin to hold it together. We finish it off with a dollop of whipped mascarpone and sprinkles chopped chocolate.
Panna cotta is the perfect dessert, it’s easy, quick and practically foolproof. It is different than its custardy cousin, as it’s made with gelatin instead of eggs. There’s no water bath or constant checking in the oven. We heat up the ingredients together, add gelatine, chill, done! Let me walk you through making this panna cotta, step by step in this video.
– You’ll need a real smooth peanut butter, preferably natural peanut butter, without any chunks
– Instead of topping it with chocolate, you can use toasted sweetened peanuts, chopped almonds or cocoa powder
– You can serve the panna cotta straight in the mold or remove stuck panna cotta by dipping the molds briefly in warm water before inverting on a plate (just make sure your molds are oiled with a neutral oil before the panna cotta mixture goes in)
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- 250 ml (1 cup) whole milk
- 200 ml (3/4 cup) heavy cream
- 100 g (3.5 oz) dark chocolate 70%, chopped
- 100 g (3.5 oz) smooth peanut butter
- 50 g (1.7 oz) sugar
- 1 tbsp strong espresso
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 gelatine sheet
- 200 ml (3/4 cup) heavy cream 35%
- 100 g (3.5 oz) mascarpone
- 2 heaped tbsp icing sugar
Soak the gelatine sheet in a bowl cold water for 5 to 10 minutes.
Add the milk, cream, peanut butter, chocolate, vanilla, espresso and sugar into a saucepan. Warm over medium-low heat, without bringing it to a boil, stirring frequently for around 3 minutes until chocolate is dissolved. Remove from heat.
Squeeze all water out of gelatine and add to the mixture, stir until gelatin has dissolved.
Pour the mixture into small bowls or cups. Transfer to the fridge, leave to set for 2-3 hours or overnight.
Before serving, add cream, mascarpone and sugar to a bowl. Blend on low speed until light and fluffy.
Serve the panna cotta with a dollop of whipped mascarpone. Decorate with chocolate or toasted peanuts, or both. Enjoy!
Let me walk you through making panna cotta, step by step in this video.
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