|TWD ~ BCM ~ Hot Chocolate Panna Cotta|
It's time again for Tuesdays with Dorie, Baking Chez Moi! This month it has been all about chocolate. I know I've missed quite a few picks in the last few months, but I am gradually getting back into baking along again! A slow start, but I will be back to full speed soon! I decided to make the Hot Chocolate Panna Cotta for Valentines Day. I'm so glad I did! It was a delectable dessert, and mega hit with my Valentine!
Dories version is deep, rich and chocolaty in flavor. However, with only 3 tablespoons of sugar, not very sweet. The recipe calls for heavy cream, milk, sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder (only 2 tablespoons) 4 oz. bittersweet chocolate (finely chopped) and a packet of Knox unflavored gelatin. Hard to believe these few simple ingredients can transform into such a luscious dessert. Truth be told, I still have a soft spot for the traditional Panna Cotta.
Dorie tells us, the first time she made this version of Chocolate Panna Cotta, it reminded her of hot chocolate. It's been bitterly cold here, so I didn't quite get the hot feeling, but it was a fabulous Valentine's dessert. I love her idea of adding cinnamon and other spices to cheesecloth and simmering it with the milk. Something I look forward to trying in the future!
I decided to serve mine with an Amaretto whipped cream, and it was luscious!
|These were so good...a perfect end to a lovely Valentine's Day|
This recipe participates with Tuesdays with Dorie. The recipe can be found in Doris latest cookbook, "Baking Chez Moi". To see what the other bakers did, check it out here.
Here is a similar recipe at Epicurious for Chocolate Panna Cotta.