The Panna Cotta is my new fancy dessert that I will be making more often. I will be trying new versions and letting you know which I like the best! Next on the list will be a vanilla panna cotta with a raspberry syrup. Just like my Zia Daniella makes in Verona!
Nutella Espresso Panna Cotta
slightly adapted from Bon Appetit
3/4 cup (240 ml) whole milk
1/4 cup brewed espresso (room temperature)
1 tablespoon (15 ml) (7 gm) (¼ oz) unflavored powdered gelatin
2 cups (480 ml) whipping cream (30+% butterfat)
½ cup (115 gm) (4 oz) sugar
1/2 cup (145 gm)(5 oz) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate
1/4 cup Nutella
½ teaspoon (2½ ml) vanilla extract
- Pour milk into a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over the top, set aside for 2-5 minutes.
- Place a medium saucepan over medium heat, stir in cream, espresso, sugar and vanilla. Bring to a low boil.
- Add chocolate and Nutella. Whisk until melted. Whisk the milk/gelatin mixture into chocolate cream mixture. Whisk until gelatin has dissolved.
- Transfer to ramekins, or nice glasses for serving.
- Cover and chill at least 8 hours, or overnight
Nestle Florentine Cookies
Ingredients: 2/3 cup (160 ml) (150 gm) (5.3 oz) unsalted butter 2 cups (480 ml) (160 gm) (5 2/3 oz) quick oats 1 cup (240 ml) (230 gm) (8 oz) granulated sugar 2/3 cup (160 ml) (95 gm) (3⅓ oz) plain (all purpose) flour 1/4 cup (60 ml) dark corn syrup 1/4 cup (60 ml) whole milk 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract pinch of salt 1½ cups (360 ml) (250 gm) (9 oz) dark or milk chocolate
Directions: Preheat oven to moderately hot 375°F (190°C) (gas mark 5). Prepare your baking sheet with silpat or parchment paper.
Melt butter in a medium saucepan, then remove from the heat. To the melted butter add oats, sugar, flour, corn syrup, milk, vanilla, and salt. Mix well. Drop a tablespoon full, three inches (75 mm) apart, onto your prepared baking sheet. Flatten slightly with the back of your tablespoon, or use a spatula.
Bake in preheated oven for 6-8 minutes, until cookies are golden brown. Cool completely on the baking sheets.
While the cookies are cooling melt your chocolate until smooth either in the microwave (1 1/2 minutes), or stovetop (in a double boiler, or a bowl that fits atop a saucepan filled with a bit of water, being sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl).
Peel the cookies from the silpat or parchment and place face down on a wire rack set over a sheet of wax/parchment paper (to keep counters clean).
Spread a tablespoon of chocolate on the bottom/flat side of your cookie, sandwiching another (flat end) cookie atop the chocolate.
This recipe will make about 2 1/2 – 3 dozen sandwiched Florentine cookies. You can also choose not to sandwich yours, in which case, drizzle the tops with chocolate (over your wax paper).
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