Orange and Chocolate Panna Cotta

 

Orange and Chocolate Panna Cotta

Make only if you have lots of space empty in your fridge, in mine it was not.

My freeze was full of slanting glasses and no place left for keeping other stuff and in this sizzling hot summer you can’t expect to leave food outside.

 Orange and Chocolate Panna Cotta

When I keep the slanting glasses in the fridge they were not settled or took the shape even after 4 hrs, I thought nothing but a complete failure.  The truffle recipe I adapted for this dessert has less chocolate. I was little anxious, whether it will set or not but you can’t doubt Deeba’s recipe.   Tomorrow when I woke up and go directly to check my fridge, and to my amazement it was all set.  Now I can move further to my next step, I quickly prepared the custard. The day before when I was preparing the truffle and pouring them in the glasses I thought who will going to eat so much, but to my surprise it falls short of, what you can expect from ever hungry kids.  It was the tastiest dessert and kids love it.  When I   serve the kids they start pronouncing it with the most amusing names, as this was never heard of.  One day I was surfing the net and there was a post from a blog and I wondered whether so many types of cakes exists which I never heard of, I was thrilled to try each one.

Orange and Chocolate Panna Cotta

Panna Cotta  (from Italian cooked cream) is an Italian dessert made by simmering together cream, milk and sugar,  mixing this with gelatin, and letting it cool until set.   It is generally  from the Northern  Italian region of Piedmont although it is eaten all over Italy, where it is served with wild berries, caramel , chocolate sauce or coulis.  It is not known exactly how or when this dessert came to be.

Orange and Chocolate Panna Cotta

This blogging also help me to rediscover one more interest which was lost somewhere with my household chores – gardening. I am now working on a kitchen garden, pictures of them will be accompanied in my post from my next post onwards I have a very small space for gardening.  Lets see what all can I grow in pots.

Back to “the tilt” – Now it’s all over, my freeze can breathe again.

I have adapted this recipe from Deeba Rajpal’s Passionate about bakingChocolate and Orange Panna Cotta

Ingredients

Dark Chocolate Orange Cream

  • Low fat cream – 300 ml
  • Dark chocolate chopped – 125 gm
  • Zest of one orange

Orange Marmalade Panna Cotta

  • Low fat cream – 300 ml
  • Whole milk – 125 ml
  • Gelatin – 2 tsp
  • Orange Marmalade – 2 tbsp
  • Sugar – ½ cup

Method

Dark Chocolate Orange Cream

  1. Place chocolate in a large bowl.
  2. Bring the milk to a simmering boil in a small pan and pour over the chocolate.   Add the zest of 1 orange and stir until the chocolate has melted and  is satiny smooth.
  3. Place glasses  at a slant in a loaf pan, and pour the chocolate mixture into them. Leave them to set in the freeze for 2 – 3 hours till they hold shape.

Orange Marmalade Panna Cotta

  1. Sprinkle gelatin over 25 ml of milk and place the bowl over hot water for gelatin to melt.
  2. Bring the cream, sugar and remaining milk to a simmering boil over low heat, simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Take cream mixture off heat, whisk in the gelatin and bitter orange marmalade. Whisk well.  Cool to room temperature and then pour over the set chocolate orange mousse.
  4. Chill for at least 4 hrs.

Orange and Chocolate Panna Cotta

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