This isn't supposed to be a recipe website (Lord knows, there are enough of those around!), but sometimes I'll find a recipe that is just so-o-o-o good that I want to publish it. So, here is a great recipe for a tasty dessert:
Cappuccino Panna Cotta
Makes 6 half-cup servings
1 cup Milk
2 cup Whipping Cream - Divided
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
1 1/4 Tsps Vanilla Extract - divided
2 1/4 Tsps Unflavored Gelatin
2 1/2 Tbsps Strong Espresso Coffee
2 Tsps Icing Sugar
- Sprinkle the gelatin over the milk. Let stand until soft.
- Meanwhile put sugar and 1/4 cup of water in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 3 minutes. Uncover and cook until sugar starts to turn golden, swirling the pan occasionally. Remove from heat, plunge the bottom of the pan into a cold water bath to prevent cooking the sugar more. Allow to cool until its starts to thicken.
- Using a fork, drizzle some of the cooked sugar over a piece of parchment lightly sprayed with cooking oil to form decorations for each serving. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.
- Return remaining sugar, coffee and 1 1/2 cups of cream to medium-low heat and cook until the sugar is completely dissolved. Stir frequently.
- Add salt and milk/gelatin solution. Heat until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Do not allow to boil.
- Remove from heat, mix in 1 tsp of the vanilla and divide evenly into individual serving dishes. Allow to cool to room temperature, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Just prior to serving, whip the remaining cream to soft peaks. Blend in the remaining vanilla and the icing sugar. Spoon a dollop of the whipped cream over each serving and sprinkle with cinnamon. Garnish with the sugar decorations made earlier.
Per Serving: 366 Calories; 31g Fat (74.3% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 21g Carbohydrate; Og Dietary Fiber
The first time I made this, I served it in Cappuccino cups. It made quite an impression!