Berries panna cotta

A classic italian recipe, loved all over the world! Follow this recipe and you won’t be disappointed about the result.

Ingredients for 3 people:

3 gelatin-leaves (colla di pesce)

200 g whipping single cream

100 g whole or semi-skimmed milk

55 g sugar

vanilla

250 g mixed frozen berries

2 tablespoons of sugar for the berries

a little bit of lemon zest

Panna cotta

Put the gelatin-leaves in a dish with cold water for 10 minutes.

Heath up the milk (but it mustn’t boil). Turn off the fire and add the gelatine, squeezed. Mix very well immediately.

In another casserole heath up the cream with sugar and vanilla and make it boil. When boiling, throw away the vanilla (if you use the bean) and, immediately, join the milk and mix well.

Wet the little moulds in cold water, and put the mixture into them. Let them cool down over a worktop and, when it’s possible, in the fridge (if you are late you can put them in the freezer for 10-20 minutes).

This is the base recipe: fast and easy,  isn’t it? 🙂

1. If you desire, you can put more milk and less cream (take care to preserve the total weight). For a big change in the proportion, it’s better to add  more gelatine.

2. It’s fab just like that, but you can prepare a topping (I love the berries one). You can also put other flavouring instead of vanilla (lavender, black tea…) and let them boil in the cream with a tea strainer (this). I suggest not to put lemon, because of the acidity.

Berries top

Put the berries in a pot with the sugar and a very little bit of grated lemon zest. Let them to simmer about 10 minuets, then cool down.

Serving

Take the panna cotta out of the fridge. With the help of a knife, if necessary, remove them  out of the moulds and put them into dishes. Cover with the berries top and serve.

And… mmh! Enjoy!