This is a recipe from the famous Brittish Chef Gordon Ramsay's book Dessert from a Master Chef.
I love this book as it is full with wonderful dessert recipes.Ofcourse I have give my version of the recipe.
So when I heard about the O Foods for Ovarian cancer event I thought why not try a recipe from this book.
Hubby and I loved this dessert, my daughter didn't lik it , she didn't like the taste of the liquor in it.
Of course to be honest i did made it a bit boosey, I added extra liquor to the sauce and also added extra to the pannacotta mixture.
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Ingridients for pannacotta:
250 gm sugar.
6 tbsp water.
150 ml milk600 ml full cream
4 leaves of gelatine soaked in cold water for 5 minutes.
2 tbsp fine grated orange zest, just the skin not the white ( I didn't add this, I added 3 tbsp of extra liquor to it)
3 tbsp Orange Luquor
Add 150 gm sugar with the water in a pan and heat it in a low fire. And let it caramalize.I made a very light caramel sauce and added 2 extra tbsp of orange liquor to it.Pour the sauce to the ramekins and let it cool in the fridge
For the pannacotta :
Heat the cream and milk and the rest of sugar in a big pan and bring it to boil. Now lower the heat and cook the mixture for 8 minutes.
Add the grated orange zest and the soaked gelatine ( squeeze out the water from the gelatine)Mix them and let it cool down.When it is cool add the orange liquor to it.Take out the ramkenis out from the fridge, divide the pannacotta mixture to it.
Keep in the fridge for few hours till it is set.
When it is time for serving take them out from the fridge. I dipp them for a second in hot water so they come loose so it is easy to plate them.I serve the pannacotta with caramalized orange slices.You can serve with any fruit you want.
Thanks to Ivy of Kopiaste ( she had noticed i had forgotten to write the recipe for caramel orange zest) So thankyou Ivy
You have to do few steps to make them, In the book it is noted that you can make this and keep in the fridge for a month and use them when ever you needed.
Basic syrup: ( for 750 ml syrup)
500 gm crystal sugar
500 ml water
2 slice of lemon skins
Heat a pan with the water and sugar and let it cook til the suagar is melted.
Stir once or twice.
Add the lemon skins to it.
When the sugar is dissolved cook the mixture in hight heat for 5 to 7 minutes.
Let the syrup cool, take out the lemon pieces,
You can keep this syrup in a bottle for 2 to 3 weeks.
Caramalise Orange zesrt:
Wash 4 oranges peel the skins with ( don't take ths white) cut them very fine.
Blanch them in cooking water for two minutes, reapet the process twice more.
In a small pan bring 250 ml of syrup to boiladd the finley cut orange skins cook in low heat for 3 minutes.
Take the pan from the fire and leave i the orange skinbs in the mixture to cool in the pan.
When it is cold take the orange skins and bottle it and use it when evver you need them.
You can keep this in the fridge for 1 month.
The pannacotta is really wobally. Gordon Ramsay wrote in his book that in his kitchen they call it Chi-Chi-Lina as it shakes so sexy when they take it to the table.
If you want it to have a bit solid then i would suggest addding 1 more gelatine leaf