Friday, December 5, 2008
Egg Nog Panna Cotta
I'm not sure, but I'm guessing Egg Nog Panna Cotta translates roughly to Egg Nog Jell-O. Which is exactly what it is... egg nog and powdered gelatin.
Don't let the fancy name fool you, this dessert is SO easy to make. I used a recipe found ---> HERE.
These little baby jellies were a nice change from the typical sugar coma-inducing holiday desserts. They were light and refreshing and just sweet enough to satisfy those after dinner cravings.
I used more like 3-4 tablespoons of water to bloom the gelatin. After the called-for 2 tablespoons the gelatin just seemed too solid. I'm not sure if it mattered since it was added to the hot egg nog.
To unmold the desserts, I first swirled the molds in a bowl of hot water for maybe 2 to 3 seconds to loosen the panna cotta from the sides of the mold. You might not need to do this if you sprayed the mold first with nonstick spray. I forgot to do that part. I used a clean finger to gently pry away the panna cotta from the mold. If the sides didn't come away cleanly, I gave them a second quick dunk in a bowl of hot water and then tried again. Be sure to dry the outside of the mold after setting in water.
I used a number of different metal molds. I ended up liking the taller panna cottas better than the shorter ones. Next time I would skip using the smaller molds altogether.