Monday, 12 January 2009

Espresso-Flavored Milk Chocolate Panna Cotta



I made this panna Cotta for my Christmas eve dinner .
They were really yummy. We all loved the taste of the chocolate and coffee in this dessert.

Only thing which went wrong was it didn't set like a pannacotta. It was like a thick cream.
I guess there was not enough gelatine in them.
The recipie said 1 envelope powdered unflavored gelatin (about 2 1/4 teaspoons) bit in my packet there was much more gelatine left and i didn't dare to put them indside the mixture, i measured the tsp amount and addeed.
So if you are going to make this, adjust the amount of gelatine as the taste of the dessert is yummy delicious.
It didn't matter that it didn't set fully as i served them in individual glasses.
It i had made them in moulds and was planning to serve them out of the mould, it would have been disaster.
The recipe I got from Godiva website here


Panna Cotta:
1/4 cup cold water
1 envelope powdered unflavored gelatin (about 2 1/4 teaspoons)
1 3/4 cups heavy cream
4 bars (1.5 ounces each) Godiva® Milk Chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cups milk
2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
4 teaspoons instant espresso powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Garnish:
Unsweetened whipped cream
Grated or finely chopped Godiva® Milk Chocolate

1. Pour water into a small custard cup. Sprinkle the gelatin evenly over the water. Let stand for 5 minutes or until the gelatin is softened.

2. Heat 1 cup of the cream in a 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil. Remove from the heat. Add the chocolate, swirling pan to completely cover the chocolate with the hot cream. Let stand for 3 minutes. Stir until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

3. Heat milk, brown sugar, espresso powder and remaining cream in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-low heat, until the sugar and espresso powder are dissolved, stirring occasionally. Increase heat and heat to a boil. Remove from the heat. Slowly pour the hot milk mixture into the chocolate mixture, stirring constantly, until the ingredients are mixed. Stir in vanilla and gelatin until the gelatin is completely dissolved.

4. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a pitcher or large measuring cup with a pouring spout.
Divide the mixture among 6 martini glasses or coffee cups.

Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours. Garnish each dessert with whipped cream and grated chocolate.

My daughter's computer is busted ( i always use that one) so it will be gone for fixing tommorow and hubby uses this computer, so my looking and commenting to the blogs this week will be less frequent)

51 comments:

Laavanya said...

Happy New Year! I've only had plain panna cotta with strawberries before.. espresso flavoured ones must be delicious. Looks great.

jesse said...

That looks like little cups of heaven! Great post!

Ann said...

Wow! what a splendid drink dear..

Cham said...

Love coffee , I ve already made ur panna cotta now u re tempting me to gain weight again :) Luxurious dessert HC!

Suma Rajesh said...

this looks divine...i love anything thats of chocolate flavour...nice presentation..

Trupti said...

Panna Cotta looks very delicious

Aparna said...

This panna cotta is my flavour - chocolate! Looks lovely.
I'm still working on the gelatine free panna cotta and need to fine tune the recipe a bit.

Hope your computer recovers soon. :)

Asha said...

YUM! Send this to Kid's event with milk products as theme. Will be perfect entry, looks delicious.

Sorry about the PC. My old one was going so slow, I had to buy a new one. It's frustrating. Hope you will get that fixed fast, don't want to miss your yummy posts too long! :))

veena said...

The Drink looks very delicious yaar

Archy said...

Chocolate panna cotta looks so nice an dessert treat !!

Priya said...

Am addict to pannacotta with expresso n chocolate u are tempting me again..delicious..

Varsha Vipins said...

woow..looks so tempting n lovely..

Happy cook said...

laavanya Thankyou
I love plain one also, but these coffee ones were superb.

Jesse thankyou , it was :-)

Ann thankyou

Cham hi hi well the straberry ones were superb and this one also is yummy, except this one didn't set as good as the strawberry ones.

Suma Rajesh i too love anything with chocolate or coffee and thankyou

Trupti thankyou

Aparna , i read some where arar arar can be used instead of gelatine. I was like a chicken without head today morning as i coudn't use the pc. And now i am using hubby's ;-)

Asha thankyou for the info, i will send this to the event.
Yeah i was lost when i coudn't get into the pc from shyama and now i am using from Hans. I will bold and read blogs with this computer just not often as Hans tends to use this for his work. So i will have to wait till when he doesn't need them :-(

Veena and Archy thankyou

Priya after tasting this i too am in love with it, i will make them soon, but then with more gelatine so that it sets well.

Varsha thankyou.

SriLekha said...

looks yum and delicious!

Snooky doodle said...

delicious ! Would like to try this chocolatey goodness :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I just want to shove my chin in the glass and lap that cream up!

Lore said...

Don't coffee and chocolate make the best pairing ever? They look like the perfect dessert!

Mallika said...

They look great though! Happy New Year and good luck with that broken computer.

Happy cook said...

Srilekha and Snooky Doodle thankyou

The blonde dunch, hi hi i love the way you want to do that, should remember that next time :-)

Lore yeah it is like marriage made in heaven :-)

AnuSriram said...

Panna cotta looks gorgeous! No doubt it makes a gr8 treat!

Jaime said...

wow, i am so making this!!!

Maria said...

I am loving this dessert!

Peter M said...

Happy, this sounds wondeful...coffe and chocolate...yummy!

LG said...

Coffee and Choclate combo rocks! Those cups are making me hungry again :)

aquadaze said...

Ummm...delicious!! Now, if I were making this, I'd have a big problem..I'd be left with no Godiva to add to the recipe :)

Sara said...

This looks great, too bad it didn't set up! I love godiva chocolate.

sowmya said...

your blog has so many varieties of panna cotta..high time i try one from here..looks yumm

jayasree said...

Set or not set, it looks heavenly.
I should try with agar agar.

Hope your PC springs back to action soon.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh my God something yummy, comforting and refreshing here. Love to grab it right now. Oh sad to know about your computer...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow! Looks so filling! And so inviting:) I love espresso flavor!! Hope this tastes great!

Chitra - spicelover said...

looks cool!!but most of the ingredients are new me;)do visit my
blog at ur free time:)

Uj said...

I have never tasted Panna cotta... your pics are tempting me to make them.. looks yummy

Cakelaw said...

Yummo Happy Cook! Surely one of these has my name on it ...

Priti said...

I'm sure those were yummy..they look yummy too..

Happy cook said...

Anusriram, yeah it was delicious.

Jamie, Maria and Peter thankyou

Lg hi hi i love you expresion the combo rocks.

Aquadaze hi hi i had the sam problem, but i bought more chocolate so i can indulge in them, while making them ;-)

Sara thankyou, yeah that was the only bad thing

Sowmya; do try and if yoy are trying this recipie just take care that you add more gelatine.

Jayasree yeeah the pc is give today for fixing, i am hoping we will get it back next week, ubtill I will use hubbies computer when he doen't need them.


Kitchen Flavour thankyou yeah it was really yummy. I too home pc is back fast

Rakh's kitchen it was delicious

Chitra will come to your place after this

UJ try them you will love them too

Cakelaw hi hi sure it has :-)

Priti they were really yummy

Adlak's tiny world said...

Oh My My... superb delicious creamy glass... shall I take atleast one...

Alka said...

Just drooling over it.....splendid.....

And i guess i need to rectify rules and allow cakes and desserts,coz these are most special isn't it?

Vaishali said...

I am always in awe of your beautifully executed recipes, Happy. I've found that soy creamer makes a great substitute for cream, so I might just be able to make it. Gorgeous.

Happy cook said...

Adlak's tiny word, oh yes you may and ypou can come back for more ;-)

Alka thankyou, yeah if you add dessert and cakes you will get lot of entry from bloggers :-)

Vaishali do try them with spy cream. You will love them.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

oooh so rich and creamy.. love it!

Joanna said...

i've never had panna cotta but it looks very decadent. giada makes it on her show "everyday italian."

godiva and me used to be friends, but ever since they charged me 7 dollars for a brownie, i haven't been back.

Preety said...

i never had this drink..but looks yummy

Usha said...

I would love to taste this decadent dessert, looks so very tempting :-)

DEESHA said...

I love panna Cotta, looks yumm

TBC said...

Chocolate (the dark kind) panna cotta is my favorite kind. Too bad about your computer. You just have to ask your hubby to get you one now if he doesn't want you to use his. You must put it across like that.;-)

Nithu said...

That looks absolutely delightful. I wish I was there to have a cup. :)

Red Chillies said...

Happy New Year to you HC. Hope you are having a good one. The drink looks awesome.

vidhas said...

Wow!!! looks delicious and creamy. Tempting drink, awesome pictures.

Namratha said...

Looks good H, love the fact that the recipe is simple...good one! :)

Mrs.Kannan said...

I am drooling over the pic HC..sure it tastes divine

Raaga said...

I think I put on some weight just looking at the pannacotta :-) lovely