Delightful Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta
Picture yourself in a cozy Italian trattoria, where the ambiance is as comforting as the cuisine. Now imagine indulging in a dessert that perfectly captures the essence of that moment – Delightful Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta. This exquisite treat combines the velvety richness of cream with the delicate sweetness of vanilla, creating a symphony of flavors that dance on your taste buds.
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
- 2 1/2 teaspoons powdered gelatin
- 3 tablespoons cold water
- Fresh berries, for garnish
- Mint leaves, for garnish
- In a saucepan, combine the heavy cream and granulated sugar. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean and add both the seeds and the pod to the cream mixture.
- Place the saucepan over medium heat, stirring gently until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is hot but not boiling. Remove from heat and let the vanilla steep for 15-20 minutes.
- In a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water and let it bloom for about 5 minutes.
- Remove the vanilla pod from the cream mixture and reheat the mixture until it’s warm.
- Add the bloomed gelatin to the warm cream mixture, stirring until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
- Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve to ensure a silky-smooth texture.
- Divide the mixture into individual ramekins or serving glasses. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until set.
- Before serving, garnish with fresh berries and mint leaves.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Delicate vanilla bean panna cotta with a velvety-smooth texture and a hint of sweetness, served with fresh berries.
Nutrition information: Calories per serving – 320, Total fat – 25g, Carbs – 23g, Protein – 3g
Picture yourself savoring each spoonful of this delightful vanilla bean panna cotta – a dessert that transports you to a world of elegance and culinary bliss. The combination of lush cream, aromatic vanilla, and the subtle tang of berries creates a harmony of flavors that lingers on your palate. Whether it’s a romantic dinner or a special gathering, this panna cotta is sure to captivate hearts and taste buds alike, leaving behind memories as sweet as its essence. Treat yourself and your loved ones to this masterpiece and let its charm weave its magic into your dining experience.