Spring Dessert Recipe: Lime Panna Cotta
What is panna cotta?
Panna cotta is an Italian dessert. ‘Panna cotta’ literally translates to ‘cooked cream’ and is similar to other cream-based desserts such as crème brûlée or set custard dishes. It can be sweet or savoury and is made from a basic mixture of cream, milk, sugar and gelatine with flavours, then chilled to set in a mould.
What does panna cotta taste like?
Most commonly eaten as a dessert, panna cotta is light and custard-like in texture with a thin and clean mouthfeel. Ranging from vanilla or fruity flavours in the base to chocolate or espresso, this dish can be served with fruit, cream, coulee, meringue, confections, sweet sauces and much more.
Is panna cotta hard to make?
Panna cotta is quite simple to make. Most recipes include ‘cooking’ the cream, milk and sugar mixture in a saucepan, adding the gelatine and flavours, then cooling slightly before pouring into dessert moulds and chilling until set. Once turning out the set panna cotta onto a plate, you can serve with accompanying fruits or sauces.
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