I finally had the opportunity to have panna cotta when I had a girls night with two of my friends. Since I was with one of my foodie friends Anna, we had to try different dishes and desserts. Panna cotta was one of the three desserts we tried. I instantly enjoyed the dish and I wanted to replicate a version of it at home. I went on the hunt for a recipe and I found a fairly simple one on Epicurious. I was also able to find blackberries on sale so I figured I'll pair them together.
Chocolate Panna Cotta
(adapted from Epicurious)
1 Cup of Whole Milk
2 1/4 Teaspoon unflavored gelatin
2 Cups of Whipping Cream
1/2 Cup of Sugar
5 Ounces of Semisweet Chocolate chopped or morsels
1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
- Brush the mold or custard cups with canola oil. I used I tin cake pan since I didn't have any glass. Glass would have been better
- Pour the milk into a bowl and than add the gelatin to soften.
- Pour the cream and sugar into a saucepan and cook over a medium-high heat while whisking until the sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil
- Remove the pot from the heat and than add the chocolate. Mix well until it is fully melted.
- Slowly add the mixture to the milk with the gelatin and stir continually.
- Add the vanilla.
- Pour the mixture into a blender to fully incorporate but do not over mix. You may have to do this in batches. It took me about 3 batches.
- Pour into the prepared pans and chill for 24 hours.
- Top with Fresh Blackberries and serve.