Thursday, June 30, 2011

Panna Cotta with Sesame Seed Brittle

Just like in fashion, food also have its trends and I have to admit I hate when  it happens. You see the same recipe everywhere with very few modifications - magazines, websites, blogs, tv.... but trendy recipes also taste good and as long as we don't stick only with them I think we should be fine. Panna Cotta is definitely something on the spotlight these days and if you pay attention to the ingredients you will find that is very similar to other desserts around the world like the flummery in France, Manjar in Brazil, syllabub in England... and the bottom line is - it is a creamy vanilla dessert, very refreshing , not heavy and delicious and if there are so many versions for the same thing it means you have to try it, right? Right!
In this recipe the sesame seed brittle enriches the sweet flavor of the panna cotta. Sesame seeds are quite bitter and even though  caramel is sweet, hard caramel contain nut notes that when combined with the sweetness from the panna cotta it creates a  contrast between sweet and bitter. Very nice!
Everything else you should know is on the video. Have fun watching it !




Panna Cotta with vanilla seeds on top



Ingredients:
1/2 cup whole milk
2 tsp unflavored gelatin
2 cups heavy cream plus 1/2 cup for whipping
1/2 cup sugar
1 vanilla bean
1 1/3 cups sugar (250g)
1 cup water - not to the rim (225 ml)
3 tbsp sesame seeds

13 comments:

  1. I absolutely love your blog and am so glad I came across it recently. Your videos are great to watch and this panna cotta looks amazing. You were so right in your comment about the vanilla bean. It's important to use high quality ingredients in recipes that call just a few to ensure maximum flavor. Hope you have a great weekend.

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  3. Larissa KussagnoJuly 3, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    Seus vídeos são absolutamente incríveis, cada vez que a eu assisto tenho vontade de reproduzir tudo! Esse em especial, porque amo doces assim, cremosos! Vou treinar o meu inglês e ver se dá certo... Depois a Bruna te conta, rs. Beijos!

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  4. Raiza, a receita pede 1/2 xícara de leite integral. Mas você dissolveu a gelatina em leite também.. fiquei em dúvida se o total da receita é 1/2 xícara e um pouco dissolve a gelatina ou essa 1/2 xícara é apenas para a gelatina! Se não, qual a quantidade de leite que vai ao fogo com a fava de baunilha?
    Quero muito testar essa receita (:

    Obrigada, beijos!

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  5. Oi pessoa anonima =) O leite é usado apenas para dissolver a a gelatina, na panela eu aqueci o creme de leite fresco com a baunilha, essa mistura nao leva leite.

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  6. love the movie!!you are grait!

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  8. I really love your blog! And your kitchen!! Where are the little bowls from? :)

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  9. I absolutely love your blog and am so glad I came across it recently. Your videos are great to watch and this panna cotta looks amazing. You were so right in your comment about the vanilla bean. It's important to use high quality ingredients in recipes that call just a few to ensure maximum flavor. Hope you have a great weekend.

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  10. The articles you have on your website are always so enjoyable to read. Good work and I will be returning often.

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  11. This is the first time I saw this kind of recipe and it looks delicious. I want to try this on weekend and I'll invite my friends to come along. ;)

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