Simple panna cotta

Simple panna cotta

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From
Nuovo Mondo
Makes
10
Photographer
Alan Benson

Jim: This is my version of the infamous panna cotta. In my mind, panna cotta is like a catchy song that gets over-played on the radio and starts to lose its appeal; yet at the same time, it gets stuck in your head for days. It is an accomplishment to make something memorable out of something so simple – after all, it is essentially set cream. I infuse the cream with a few coffee beans, and some orange and vanilla to give it some subtle complexity.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
600ml pouring cream
150ml full-cream milk
150g caster sugar
1/2 orange, juiced
1/2 orange zest, finely grated
30ml grand marnier or cointreau
2 coffee beans
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and seeds scraped
3 titanium-strength gelatine leaves, soaked in cold water for 20 minutes
fresh or poached fruit, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. Place the cream, milk, sugar, orange juice, orange zest, grand marnier, coffee beans and vanilla bean and seeds into a saucepan. Set over low heat until hot but not boiling and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the stove. Squeeze any excess water from the gelatine and whisk into the hot cream until dissolved. Set aside for at least 10 minutes for the flavours to infuse.
  2. Pour the cream mixture into a bowl set over a bowl of ice and allow to cool, whisking every few minutes. After about 15 minutes the cream will be ready to be poured into moulds. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve and pour into a jug.
  3. Lightly grease ten 100 ml capacity dariole moulds. Fill the moulds two-thirds of the way with the cream and refrigerate for about 3 hours to set.
  4. To serve, invert the moulds into serving plates and serve with fresh or poached fruit, if desired.
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