Panna cotta: Nutella spice

20 Feb

Continuing on the Panna cotta bonanza theme, this variation uses a hefty spoonful of Nutella melted in with the heavy cream.

Add a little ground cinnamon and ground ginger, finish with some pure vanilla extract and milk chocolate chips, and enjoy the pudding-esque dessert that tastes like pie, hazelnut, chocolate and living the dream.

Read on for the recipe.

Nutella spice panna cotta:

1 cup heavy cream

one very generous spoonful of Nutella spread (mine probably ended up being 2 or 3 tbsp)

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground ginger

1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

1/3 cup whole milk

1 tsp unflavored gelatin

4 tsp sugar

1 tbsp honey

1/4 tsp vanilla

pinch of kosher salt

1/4 cup milk chocolate chips

1) Put the heavy cream in a saucepan and place over low heat. Add Nutella and stir until combined. Whisk in dry cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Allow the cream to infuse for about 15 minutes (whisk occasionally). Remove from heat and strain into a glass bowl.

2) Pour the 1/3 cup whole milk into a different saucepan. Sprinkle the gelatin over the milk and let it sit for 5 minutes to bloom.

3) Place the milk mixture over low heat and cook for about 5 minutes, until the gelatin is dissolved.

4) Add the cream mixture, sugar, honey, vanilla and salt. Let the mix cook for about 5 minutes, being careful that it doesn’t start to boil. Remove from heat and whisk in the milk chocolate chips until the cream is smooth.

5) Remove the cream mixture from heat and pour into a measuring cup. Pour into mini cupcake cups in a mini-cupcake pan (the panna cotta is very rich, so smaller portions can be more user-friendly).

6) Place the pan in the fridge and let it sit for at least two hours, or until set (longer if using larger containers). To turn the cups out onto a plate, run a butter knife around the edge of the baking cup, and flip it onto a plate. If you’re in a rush, or are turning all the cups out at once, throw them in the freezer for 10 minutes before you turn.



One Response to “Panna cotta: Nutella spice”


  1. Panna cotta bonanza « charitydinner - February 20, 2011

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