In Linguistics, we use the expression ‘in situ’ when an element appears in its original position, i.e., in the position where it is interpreted. When you say “Mary met who?”, “who” is in situ as opposed to the ‘moved’ version “Who did Mary meet”. I remembered my Linguistics today because that’s what I did with the Panna Cotta. I left it in situ. Remember last time I made Panna Cotta that I had trouble removing it from the ramekins to serve it? I decided I don’t want to win this battle so I picked nicer ramekins. The raspberry sauce was a bit too much. You can try it in half if you want. Of course, you can use leftovers next day to top a yogurt with granola breakfast. Other than that, the recipe is as you know it.
Calories (without sauce): 261 Servings: 8
Calories (with sauce): 357 Servings: 8
Ingredients (for 6 ramekins)
- 4 cups heavy cream (or half-and-half or some combination of the two)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 2 packets powdered gelatin (about 4 1/2 teaspoons)
- 6 tablespoons cold water
For the sauce:
- 175 grams sugar (about 3/4 cup)
- 175 ml water (about 3/4 cup)
- 1 tablespoon cherry liqueur ( I didn’t put any)
- 350 grams (2 boxes) raspberries
How to make the custard: Put the heavy cream and the sugar in a sauce pan and heat until the sugar is dissolved. Add the vanilla extract and give it a stir. Oil six ramekins with canola or other vegetable oil (just in case you decide you want to remove them from the ramekins). Mix the gelatin with the cold water in a bowl large enough to, later, add the custard. Let the gelatin stand in the water for 5-10 minutes. Pour the cream and sugar mix in the bowl with the gelatin and whisk until well blended (no beating). Pour the Panna Cotta in the ramekins and let them stand in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
How to make the raspberries sauce: Heat the water and sugar (and cherry liqueur if you use it). Bring to the boil and the reduce the heat and cook for a little longer until the sugar is dissolved. Add half the raspberries and blend the sauce until smooth. Just before serving stir in the remaining raspberries so they look nice and shiny on top of the Panna Cotta.
Enjoy this beautiful dessert with your friends and kids. They will love it. It’s smooth, cozy and friendly.