Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Hot Chocolate Panna Cotta

I was hoping that this month's choices for Tuesdays with Dorie would be something that I could easily serve to a big crowd of guests.  We continue with our once-a-week soup nights and generally about 25 people have been showing up each Monday night.

I baked the Sunday in Paris cakes (my son was traveling to Paris and it seemed like the appropriate thing to bake), and they were a big hit.  But making Panna Cotta or the Soft Centered Chocolate Teacup Cakes for 25 just wasn't going to work.

Sunday in Paris Cakes

So this week I made the  Hot Chocolate Panna Cotta to take to a brunch with a few friends and it was delightful.  

Heating up the milk, cream, and cocoa

Melting the chocolate

Bubbling around the edges

The chocolate is melted and ready to be added to the cream

Allowing the gelatin to bloom

I almost forgot to take a picture of the finished Panna Cotta!  This is the last one.

We enjoyed this recipe:  my husband is a big fan of Panna Cotta and its smooth texture.

Check out the results of the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers  here.