Wife :Oh No! I have guests tonight. I don't know what to make in such a short notice!!!
Husband :That's ok sweetie! Lets order in but can you please make a dessert atleast?
This is a typical conversation in most households. Make a dessert atleast? What is he thinking? Well well... Don't sweat. When you have this recipe for Panna Cotta with you, you will soon be the dessert queen in your neighborhood. Try with different variations of toppings on this and Voila! You will have different dessert each time!!!
You will need :
Amul Fresh Cream - 1 litre (Reduce the cream and add a cup of buttermilk instead for a lighter panna cotta. Do not boil the buttermilk but add it to the cream when you are mixing it with gelatin)
Sugar - 3/4th cup
Vanilla Essence - 2 teaspoons
Gelatin - 4 1/2 teaspoons
Cold water - 90 ml
Panna Cotta is an Italian dessert and means cooked cream. Our first step is just that.
Heat the cream and sugar in a large saucepan until the sugar is dissolved.
Remove from heat and add the vanilla essence.
Lightly grease 6-8 moulds (if you plan to unmold it) or keep 8 wine goblets ready.
Sprinkle the gelatin in the cold water and let it stand for 10 minutes
Pour the warm Panna Cotta mixture into the gelatin and stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved
Strain the mixture into your moulds or wine goblets and chill until set. This would probably take 2 hours minimum.
While this is chilling, prepare your topping. My favorite is Mango sauce.
For the sauce, you will need:
Ripe Mango Pureed - 1
Dessert wine or white wine - 1/2 cup
Sugar to taste
Cinnamon- 1 stick
Simmer the above ingredients on low heat for 10 minutes. Cool and remove the cinnamon stick before serving.
To unmold, place the moulds in warm water for 2-3 minutes.
Keep the serving plate above it and turn it quickly.
Top it with mango sauce and serve immediately.