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January 29, 2014

Eggnog Panna Cotta

My goal this year is to break the monotony of turn down dessert recipes. One thing I could do to achieve that is not to make panna cotta repeatedly. I made it several  times a week during the past four months. Like I said earlier, I got bored and felt unchallenged.  It's only been a few weeks since my menu revision but I found myself looking for a panna cotta recipe again. I couldn't help it.   I opted for this Italian pudding so I could consume large quantity of the holiday nog. Yeah, I'm back to making eggnog treats again before it spoils. I don't do it frequently though so I won't bore the guests. Anyway, here's another eggnog recipe for you. I would say I'm not a big fan. I would go for eggnog mousse instead.

60 ml cream
60 ml milk
600 ml eggnog
60 g sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp nutmeg, plus extra to garnish
4 sheets of leaf gelatin

Soak leaf gelatin in cold water. Once soft, wring to remove excess water.
Combine milk and cream in a saucepan. Heat the mixture. Do not bring to a boil.
Add eggnog, sugar, vanilla and nutmeg. Stir occasionally until sugar is dissolved.
Bring the mixture almost to a simmer, remove from heat. Add the gelatine and stir until dissolved.
Strain mixture  to remove lumps. Pour into ramekins. Chill until set.
You can serve the pudding in a ramekin. If you want to unmold it, you can dip ramekin in hot water, run a knife along the edge to loosen and invert onto a plate.
Garnish with ground nutmeg.


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