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Friday, June 22, 2012

Panna Cotta - Curry and Beyond Turns 3 !!!

I made this luxurious dessert to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of "Curry and Beyond" . Wishing my beloved blog a very Happy 3rd Anniversary. You have brought me immense joy and I'm extremely proud of you. 

It always makes me happy and my heart is filled with gratitude when I get encouraging feedback and appreciation from friends and also from people I don't even know. But still we are connected. Its the connection and love of cooking healthy and great food for our loved ones. Its about sharing my experiences and learning from others as well. 

One humbling feedback I got was at a New years party. One of our friends came to me and said his wife has been cooking a lot lately and following my recipes. I did not know whether it was going to be a good feedback or not, then he said he was so thankful for my blog. That was indeed a humbling experience. I'm thankful to my family, friends and fellow bloggers who have been so supportive of Curry And Beyond. This culinary journey wouldn't be possible without your LOVE. I always love to hear from you and read each and every comment. Its a token of love and it motivates me to keep on going...Enjoy this Virtual treat as you all are a part of Curry and Beyond's Anniversary Celebrations !!! 

Panna cotta is an Italian dessert which surprisingly is very easy to make , tastes heavenly and looks gorgeous as well. Also it just needs a few ingredients - cream, milk, sugar, gelatin and vanilla essence.. that's it. I would say if are are hosting a lunch or dinner party and you make this dessert for your guests they are going to be super impressed !!! 

  • 1 package unflavored gelatin (7 gm)
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream ( a little less than 2 1/4 cups) 
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp confectioners sugar   
  • 1/2 cup cold milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Preparation :

Take cold milk in a bowl and add the gelatin and keep it aside for 5 -10 minutes.Now in a saucepan add the whipping cream and sugar and bring it to a boil. Stir well to make sure the sugar has dissolved. Now add the vanilla essence and bring it off the flame.Next add the gelatin and milk mixture. Stir it well. Pour this into 6 ramekins and chill in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours. Serve Panna Cotta chilled with chocolate sauce or berries. It tastes great as is too. We enjoyed our Panna Cotta with some blue berries and chocolate sauce.
To unmold  Panna Cotta - 
Run a sharp knife around the Panna Cotta. Next fill up a baking pan with boiling water and let the ramekins sit in it for about a minute. Then place a serving plate on top of the ramekin and turn it upside down. Voilà your Panna Cotta would have unmolded ready for you to dig in..Enjoy !!!   

Recipe adapted from Joy of Baking.com .