My first introduction to Panna cotta has been online, a couple of years ago with a countless shares from so many people on Facebook, websites, blog and what not.. A couple of further reads online led me into an understanding that Panna cotta is a traditional Italian dessert that is made with sweetened cream ,thickened with gelatine and moulded.
My missy who is finally ‘Three’ – the trouble maker phase , loves her Nestle’s Rolo Dessert pots. They are creamy chocolately with caramel centred in the little tubs. Every trip to the super giants and we have them coming home… Couple of month’s passed by and I am not very pleased buying them for the little lady all the time.. It was then the pan cotta idea struck my mind !!!
I so wished I had an Indian store, locally to buy agar agar and make the dessert. Driving 7 miles just to buy 1 single ingredient is something that I would never do . Rather decided I will settle in for Gelatine .
Can u believe it .. that day the panna cotta was a close match in flavours . She approved the whole thingy when it was ready and commented in her own baby lingo – ” Chocolate Powder is fantastic ! ” For some weirdo reasons, she calls the dessert as Chocolate Powder.
Here’s my take on this traditional Italian Dessert !