Sunday, March 21, 2010

Chocolate Hazelnut Panna Cotta

Panna cotta is an Italian dessert, made from flavored cream that sets kind of like a pudding. You gotta try this!

1 1/8 tsp. unflavored powdered gelatin
2 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup Nutella
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts (for serving)

In a medium bowl, whisk gelatin with 3 Tablespoons of cold water. Chop the chocolate into small pieces and put in a small bowl. In a large bowl, combine, Nutella and salt. In a medium saucepan, slowly bring the cream to a gentle boil. Pour half the cream over the gelatin and whisk gently to combine and add the vanilla. Pour remaining cream over chopped chocolate and stir till smooth. Add to the gelatin mixture till combined. Pour half the mixture over the Nutella and beat with mixer on low. Pour in remaining mixture along with whole milk till combined. Pour in individual ramekins. (I actually just put it in one large dish). Chill 6 hours or overnight, covered. Serve with hazelnuts.

This was really good. I think I'll try some other flavors of panna cotta sometime soon. This melts in your mouth!

1 comment:

...............cata.............. said...

OH! I love panna cotta!
I can't wait to try your recipe.
Regards from Tuscany.