Panna Cotta. What can I say that hasn't already been said? It's easy, takes only a few minutes to make and can be fancied up or made casual. Pair it with a sauce and you've got something extra special.
I love this version made with coconut milk. It reminds me of sunny days. Although I love snow and cozy sweaters, I find myself fatigued by this frigid weather. It's flurrying outside- again. It makes me yearn for a warm evening when I can go barefoot and sit on my front porch rocker. Maybe with a cool and creamy treat just like this.
Heavy cream is most commonly used in panna cotta, although you can substitute half and half or even whole milk in this particular recipe.
I did both!
I have a few heart shaped ramekins that I had planned to use for Pots de Creme, but I just haven't had the right flavor inspiration for them yet.
If you're curious, I disposed of the piece of butter his nose touched. He is into everything, and so is his nose, so there's no telling what's on it.
When the custard is set, run a sharp knife along the top edge and hold the bottom of the ramekin in a bowl of warm water for a couple of seconds. Invert onto a plate, and with a couple of gentle shakes it should unmold easily.
The sauce is really good. It provides a nice contrast against the creaminess of the custard, without being tart.
One thing that is essential for this recipe, is a good whisk. You'll be whisking a very lumpy gelatin mixture into a simmering pot of cream.
Perhaps I should put it into better perspective.
World's largest stick of butter, or worlds tiniest whisk?
I don't know why I get so nerdy over miniatures. I question myself often "why did I buy this, and what will I do with it?" Perhaps I'll buy another and make myself a pair of earrings. (hehe)
If I don't post again before Valentine's arrives, I hope everyone has a great day!
I wish you all love. Lots and lots of it.