Friday, March 9, 2012

ESPRESSO PANNA COTTA



I was looking for an easy dessert to make
 for an Advent Charity Event I was going to.
The event was just a few days after Thanksgiving
and I was still tired from slaving in the kitchen, and was not ready to slave again.


I remembered this recipe,
a less than 10 mins to make recipe.
So if you ever find yourself in a dilemma like I did,
and seriously want the credit you so deserve for being a kitchen diva.
Here's a perfect recipe for that!


Mini Espresso Panna Cotta

This recipe serves 4. But since i was serving a large party. Went to my local party store and found these cute 2 oz clear plastic teeny tiny mugs. I thought it would be cute to make it look like mini cappuccinos. These cups were just perfect serving for a big party. And I found teeny tiny spoons to go with it as well.





Ingredients:

1 cup whole milk
3 tsp unflavored powdered gelatin
3 cups heavy cream
6 heaping tsp instant espresso powder
1/2 cup sugar
Pinch salt
Whipped Topping
1 small white chocolate bar, for garnishing
1 small dark chocolate bar, for garnishing




Directions:



  • In a medium non-stick saucepanpour milk, add the gelatin over, and mix. Let stand for 5 minutes to soften the gelatin. Turn stove to medium heat and stir for 2 minutes just until the gelatin dissolves, but the milk does not boil. Turn to low heat. 
  • Add the cream, espresso powder, sugar, and salt. Stir, until the sugar dissolves, about 3 more minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Pour mixture into 4 martini glasses or 4 coffee cups, dividing equally.
  • Cover and refrigerate. Chill until set, at least 6 hours and up to 2 days.
  • When ready to serve, top with whipped topping and sprinkle with chocolate shavings.



 
Note:
  • Best to shave the chocolate blocks when soft, so make sure its room temperature or you can microwave it for 10 secs to soften for easy curling. Use a vegetable peeler on the chocolate blocks to create about 2 tbsp each of the white and dark chocolate shavings
Serves: 4 (or 16 when using 2 oz cups)

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