Panna cotta (coffee/vanilla flavoured)

Panna cotta (coffee/vanilla flavoured) | Dessert Recipes
Panna cotta (coffee/vanilla flavoured) | Dessert Recipes

Panna cotta (coffee/vanilla flavoured)

This is one of the classics amongst the "dolci al cucchiaio" (spoon desserts) and there is not much to say about it, except  that it is delicious and very easy to make. There are many versions of panna cotta and the one I am going to present to you is the panna cotta flavoured with coffee and vanilla.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 650 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 500 ml (slightly less than a pint) Double cream
  • A sachet of vanilla extract The sachet I used contained about 1/2 g of vanilla extract in powder, however you can use vanilla extract in liquid form (just a few drops) or infuse a small vanilla pod.
  • 90 grams (3 1/2 oz)  Caster sugar
  • 4 grams (1 tbs) Instant coffee
  • 15 ml (1/2 fl oz) Dark rum (alternatively use brandy)
  • 4 grams (2 leaves) Gelatine leaves
  • Cocoa powder for dusting
  • A few coffee beans for decoration

Instructions

  • First, soak the gelatine leaves in a small bowl filled with cold water and set aside.
    Panna cotta (coffee/vanilla flavoured) | Dessert Recipes
  • Next, pour the cream into a small pan and turn the heat on (gentle heat).
    Panna cotta (coffee/vanilla flavoured) | Dessert Recipes
  • Add the vanilla extract.
    Panna cotta (coffee/vanilla flavoured) | Dessert Recipes
  • Add the sugar.
    Panna cotta (coffee/vanilla flavoured) | Dessert Recipes
  • Add the instant coffee.
    Panna cotta (coffee/vanilla flavoured) | Dessert Recipes
  • Add the rum.
    Panna cotta (coffee/vanilla flavoured) | Dessert Recipes
  • Stir gently for a few minutes until the cream gets close to the simmer point (avoid boiling the cream).
    Panna cotta (coffee/vanilla flavoured) | Dessert Recipes
  • If you have a thermometer, check that the cream reaches 90ºC (193ºF) and, at that point, remove the pan from the heat.
    Panna cotta (coffee/vanilla flavoured) | Dessert Recipes
  • The pan has been removed from the heat.
    Panna cotta (coffee/vanilla flavoured) | Dessert Recipes
  • Now, squeeze the gelatine leaves.
    Panna cotta (coffee/vanilla flavoured) | Dessert Recipes
  • Add the gelatine leaves into the pan.
    Panna cotta (coffee/vanilla flavoured) | Dessert Recipes
  • Stir for a couple of minutes or until the gelatine is completely dissolved.
    Panna cotta (coffee/vanilla flavoured) | Dessert Recipes
  • Next, strain the cream into the jug.
    Panna cotta (coffee/vanilla flavoured) | Dessert Recipes
  • Now, pour the cream into the glasses (I usually fill 4 glasses half way) and put the glasses in the fridge for about 4-6 hours so that the panna cotta has time to set.
    Panna cotta (coffee/vanilla flavoured) | Dessert Recipes
  • Finally, when you want to eat your panna cotta, I suggest you dust it with some cocoa powder and that's it.
     
    Enjoy it!
    Panna cotta (coffee/vanilla flavoured) | Dessert Recipes
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Nutrition

Calories: 650kcal
Keyword Dessert
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By Federico

Federico Pezzaioli is an ex-badass Italian Paratrooper on a mission - to make creating delicious authentic Italian food really easy. He researches, writes and photographs each recipe with the same attention to detail he used to apply to packing his parachute.

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