Thursday, March 24, 2011

Amaretto Panna Cotta

All I can say is "What took me so long to make this!" A perfect and elegant dessert..and so delicious!

2 1/4 teaspoons unflavored gelatin (from about 2 envelopes)
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons half and half
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon Amaretto
Pour 2 tablespoons of cold half and half into a small bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over; stir to blend. Let stand 5 minutes to soften gelatin.

Heat cream, remaining half and half, and 1/3 cup of in small saucepan over medium heat just until bubbles begin to form around edge of pan, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove pan from heat and stir in gelatin mixture, Amaretto, and almond extract. Divide cream mixture among six ramekins and cool to room temperature. Chill ramekins, covered, at least 4 hours or overnight.

Dip ramekins, 1 at a time, into a bowl of hot water 3 seconds. Run a thin knife around edge of each ramekin and invert ramekin onto center of a small plate. Decorate with sliced chocolate and berries.




37 comments:

Spoon and Chopsticks said...

Cute little things!

Iulia said...

It looks delicious!

Blackswan said...

I love Panna Cotta & it is just lovely!

Federica said...

I love almonds and Amaretto flavor. This panna cotta is wonderful dear, and the presentation "tres chic". Bye, have a great day

Su said...

Beautifull desert :)

Melynda said...

Panna Cotta is so silky and delicious. Your presentation is beautiful, just the right touch.

Deeba PAB said...

Beautifully put together. Panna cotta is a HUGE favourite of mine, and amaretto makes it even more special!

5 Star Foodie said...

Such a lovely panna cotta, the amaretto flavor is excellent!

Becky said...

This is such an elegant dessert. I love the garnishes, and the amaretto.

Sandra said...

Woww really fancy Claudia! Love your presentation!

Pam said...

Great presentation! I've never had them but they sound delicious and will have to try it!

Claudia said...

What did take you so long to make this? Adore amaretto panna cotta and your presentation is gorgeous!

Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels said...

I love Panna Cotta but Amaretto Panna Cotta sounds amazing! And it looks incredible. :)

Patti said...

Claudia - you are the woman! When are you opening up your restaurant?
Beautiful presentation.

Torviewtoronto said...

I like the flavour in this looks wonderful

Elisabeth said...

Wow, I really love the addition of the Amaretto in the panna cotta. Yumm!

Catherine said...

Dear Claudia, All I can say is what I said when I looked at this picture is, "Oh my". This absolutely looks elegant and delicious..Bravo! Blessings, Catherine xoxo

Drick said...

so vogue looking, needs to be on the cover of a magazine..... like your twist - the flavor must be incredible...

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Hey Claudia, wonderful dessert! Hey do you have a tiramisu recipe? Would love to see one of those here!

Swathi said...

Pannacotta looks yummy. Love the flavor of Amaretto there.

Magic of Spice said...

These are gorgeous lady...and adore the flavor :)

Lizzy said...

Gorgeous dessert, Claudia...your garnishes are perfect!

PS...I know what you mean about all the sweets in the house. The freezer is full!!! And, thank goodness, I love a frozen cookie :)

VE said...

That looks like a work of art- nice plating!

Monica said...

I've never made Panna Cotta but have always wanted to try!! Just happened upon your blog and I'm so happy I did, I love to cook and these recipes look amazing!! I'm now a follower on GFC and I hope you have a chance to check out my blog, have a look around and maybe follow me back!!
Monica
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Rosemary said...

They look wonderful. It won't be long before I'm making them. Love ameretto!

Dulce Dough said...

Looks just perfect!

Eliotseats said...

Love Amaretto! Love Panna Cotta! Can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Suzi said...

I love panna cotta. These are beautiful. I have to make this.

Daniela said...

Favolosa questa panna cotta all'amaretto, ottima presentazione. Buon week end Daniela.

Reeni said...

These are so cute yet elegant at the same time! I never made them either but I need to!

Terra said...

This sounds delicious! I just made Panna Cotta for the first time a few weeks back. Now I can't wait to make it again. The flavors here sound divine!
Take care,
Terra

Megan said...

Amaretto? Yes please!

''Cucina di Barbara'' said...

Panna cotta is one of my favorite desserts!
Your presentation is really spot on!!!
Have a nice day, Barbara

Christina said...

Beautiful! I love amaretto, I bet this is fabulous!

Judee said...

wow!It looks beautiful.. I make my panna Cotta with amaretto too.. Yum!

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Great photo, decoration and recipe! Bueno~! I'm your newest follower. Cheers

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

Claudia, Thanks for sharing your beautiful Amaretto Panna Cotta last week on Fresh Clean and Pure Friday. I selected it as the featured foodie post today on this week's get-together. Hope you can stop by again! Ciao, Roz