Salted Banana Caramel Panna Cotta...

Have you ever had panna cotta? It's Italian cooked cream and it is heavenly.

Here is a recipe from think love sleep eat for salted banana caramel panna cotta with a chocolate crust...

{via think love sleep eat}
{via think love sleep eat}

Salted Caramel Banana Panna Cotta 
adapted from David Leibovitz's "Perfect Panna Cotta"
  • 3 T cold water
  • 1 pkg. Knox gelatin
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 ripe banana, pureed/mashed very well (I used a small potato ricer)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup 2 % milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2-3 tsp dark rum (optional)
  • 5 chocolate cookie wafers, crushed*
  • In a medium sized bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water and let sit sit for 5-10 min.
  • In a heavy saucepan, gently swirl together 1/3 cup water and sugar. Bring to boil over medium-high heat without stirring
  • When mixture turns a deep amber color, remove from heat and quickly whisk in 1 cup heavy cream. 
  • Return to medium-high heat and, whisking constantly to dissolve any remaining bits of caramel, bring cream and caramel mixture just to boil.
  • Immediately remove from heat to stir in milk, banana and salt. 
  • This time, heat until very hot, but do not boil. 
  • Carefully pour hot liquid over gelatin mixture and stir until gelatin is completely dissolved. 
  • Stir in vanilla and rum. 
  • Divide evenly into 4 small serving dishes (custard cups, wine goblets, pretty jars, etc.). 
  • Chill until firm, about 4 hours or up to 24 hours. 
  • Just before serving, top with ground cookies or cake crumbs
*BAKERS NOTE: 'I happened to have leftover dark chocolate cake (just the bits that I'd cut off when leveling and torting the cake) in my freezer. I whirled it in the food processor to grind it up and it worked beautifully. So don't throw away (READ: waste) all of the extra bits of cake when you cut them off to make layer cakes! Put them in a ziploc and throw them in a freezer for cooking inspiration on another day!'



Melissa Blake said...

i've never had that, but it looks delicious!

My Peace Of Food said...

So delicious, and lovely serving piece. Swooning over here. Panna cotta sounds hard, but it's actually easy to make...love that!

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