Idea for Valentine's Day #1: Panna Cotta with Cranberry Jelly

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Since Valentine's Day is almost upon us, I decided to a little series of ideas for the special day. I've a great to dessert for you to surprise your Valentine on the special day if you are planning to make a meal at home.

Panna Cotta is an Italian dessert and it means cooked cream. It's fairly easy to make by simply simmering cream, milk and sugar. I love the fact that this dessert is not too sweet but still satisfies my sweet tooth. Take a look:



Recipes adapted from here and here.

Panna Cotta
Ingredients:
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 cups milk + 1/2 cup
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 packets unflavored gelatin

Directions:
In a saucepan, heat the heavy whipping cream, 1 1/2 cups milk and sugar. Do not boil, just let it simmer until sugar is completely dissolved, add the vanilla extract and remove from heat, reserve. In a bowl, add 1/2 cup milk and sprinkle the gelatin over it and let stand 5-7 minutes. Pour the panna cotta mixture over the gelatin and stir until completely dissolved. Carefully pour the panna cotta into glasses. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2-4 hours or until they're completely set.

Cranberry Jelly
Ingredients:
2 1/3 cups cranberry juice
1/2 cup sugar
3 teaspoons unflavored gelatin

Directions:
In a saucepan, heat 2 cups cranberry juice and sugar. Do not boil, stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat. In a bowl, add the remaining 1/3 cup of cranberry juice and sprinkle the gelatin over it and let stand 5-7 minutes. Pour the warm cranberry and sugar mixture over the gelatin and stir until completely dissolved. Pour the mixture of the cranberry jelly over the set panna cotta and refrigerate for another 2-4 hours or until the jelly is set. Serve and enjoy.

9 comments:

Sarah said...

Hmmm... I don't eat gelatin. I wonder if a vegan version of this would work out?

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Ashle Potter said...

That looks really good! I'm glad you shared, because I am currently planning all of my Valentine's Day festivities for my hubbin! :) It's my favorite holiday!!!

Ashle'
theultimatesisterhood.blogspot.com

Ashle Potter said...

That looks really good! I'm glad you shared, because I am currently planning all of my Valentine's Day festivities for my hubbin! :) It's my favorite holiday!!!

Ashle'
theultimatesisterhood.blogspot.com

Regine Karpel said...

Yum!
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