I am in love.
No, I don’t have a new squeeze. I prefer my old squeeze.
I am in love with a dessert.
I had never had Panna Cotta before I left for Italy.
Now it is my new favorite.
Panna Cotta is a refreshing, creamy, silky dessert made with cream, gelatin, sugar, and vanilla. It is generally served with chocolate sauce or with “frutti di bosco” (fruits of the forest). It can also traditionally be made with anise, which I have not tried yet.
It is also the first recipe I tried once I got home. The texture is the most important thing in this dessert. It should hold it’s shape, but oh so gently. To demonstrate an excellent Panna Cotta texture, here is a video we took (and enhanced) of beautiful Panna Cotta in action.
Unfortunately, my Panna Cotta did not dance around like this. It barely jiggled. I am going to have to experiment with recipes until I can find one that allows me really jiggly Panna Cotta. Otherwise, I will just have to go back.
Either way, I win.