Ah Panna Cotta! pan-nah- ko-ta is just one of those classic desserts that makes you want to roll your eyes with joy when you see it, let alone taste it *licking fingers & making silly noises*. Come in a little closer … *whispering* it couldn’t be easier to make!
I know right! It’s amazingly simple & I’m going to show you how & just in time for VALENTINE’S DAY! Your sweetie is going to lurve you! And if you don’t have a sweetie, even bettah more for you!
Panna Cotta simply means baked cream in Italian. And that’s pretty much what it is! You can easily double this recipe if you’re entertaining or if you’re just like me and like BIGGER portions ; ) You can even make this way ahead of time so you’re not stressing about dessert. If you make it the night before just be sure to cover it with a plastic wrap so it doesn’t develop a skin.
If you don’t have a vanilla bean on hand you can use 1tsp of Pure Vanilla Extract in it’s place. Just add it AFTER you have cooked the cream/sugar & have taken it OFF the heat.
I like to top mine with macerated Strawberries (Gran Marnier and strawberries ~ oh me oh my) but any fresh berries would be fabulous OR even a drizzle of just plain honey is fantabulous!