Monday, March 21, 2011

Fresh Fruit and Panna Cotta

Giada De Laurentiis has me hooked on her Panna Cotta recipe. This dish is very light and a perfect pairing with fruit and chocolate.

This recipe will be magnificent in the summer when fruits like peaches and nectarines are in season.

Bon Appetit!

1 cup whole milk

1 tablespoon unflavored powdered gelatin

3 cups whipping cream

1/3 cup honey

1 tablespoon sugar

Pinch salt

2 cups assorted fresh berries

Place the milk in a small bowl. Sprinkle the gelatin over. Let stand for 3 to 5 minutes to soften the gelatin. Pour milk mixture into a heavy saucepan and stir over medium heat just until the gelatin dissolves but the milk does not boil, about 5 minutes. Add the cream, honey, sugar, and salt. Stir until the sugar dissolves, 5 to 7 minutes.

Remove from the heat. Pour into 6 glasses or bowls so that they are half full. Cool slightly. Refrigerate until set, at least 6 hours.

Spoon the berries atop the panna cotta with a piece of dark chocolate and serve.