Strawberry Panna Cotta


2 cups heavy cream

¼ cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 packet gelatin (about 2 ¼ teaspoons)

3 tablespoons cold water

2 cups strawberries, pureed


In a food processor (or blender), puree strawberries.  Set aside.

In a bowl, add cold water and sprinkle the gelatin on top.  Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes.  Set aside.

In a small saucepan, heat heavy cream and sugar.  Stir until sugar is dissolved.

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract and 1 ½ cups strawberry puree.

Lightly grease 4 custard cups or 2 larger ramekins if serving as a mold.

Pour gelatin into panna cotta mixture and stir until the gelatin is dissolved.

Divide the panna cotta mixture into the prepared cups or ramekins.

Chill in refrigerator for 4 hours or until panna cotta is firmly set.  Feel free to chill overnight.

To unmold, run a knife around the edge of the panna cotta and flip onto a plate.  You may also serve as is in individual cups/ramekins.

Spoon remaining pureed strawberries evenly over each panna cotta.

Serves 2 to 4.


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