Though I used to hear about Panna Cotta on TV shows, I was under the impression that it was something complicated. Only when I prepared it some time back did I realise that it was not at all complicated. It was an instant hit with us. The smooth and silky texture clubbed with the delicious taste makes it a winner.
Vanilla Panna Cotta
Source: My Kitchen Treasures
Milk- 1 cup
Heavy Cream- 1 cup (I used Amul Cream)
Sugar- 1/2 cup
Gelatin- 3 teaspoons
Water- 2 tablespoons
Vanilla essence- 2 teaspoons
Take the water in a bowl and sprinkle the gelatin. Keep aside for a few minutes for the gelatin to soak up the water. In a saucepan, mix milk, cream, sugar and vanilla and boil while stirring constantly.
Melt the gelatin on very low heat till the gelatin dissolves completely. The gelatin-water mixture will turn liquidy as soon as it gets heated. Keep stirring. As soon as it is melts, add to the milk mixture and stir till well incorporated.
Pour into moulds/glass bowls. Cover with plastic wrap and refigerate for at least 3 hours till well set.
To serve, dip the bowls/moulds in hot water for a few seconds and tip out into the serving plate. You can serve with fresh fruits as well.