Monday, October 15, 2012

My Less Guilty Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta

If you like chocolate in the form of puddings, this nice and easy panna cotta recipe might be the right one for you...

My son and I made this panna cotta several times and always like to make these in this less guilty version. We have replaced cream with evaporated milk and yet they are still creamy enough for us to enjoy. Overall, they are rich in its chocolate taste but not too heavy at all to eat.

I'm submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #24 (October 2012): Jellies & Puddings hosted by Charmaine of MiMi Bakery House and hope that you will like this recipe.

dark chocolate panna cotta less reduced fat
Our less guilty dark chocolate panna cotta... so simple and delicious!
How we made our chocolate panna cotta
See how smooth and light the texture is... Yum!
Here's the recipe from Donna Hay Magazine Issue 63 Winter 2012.
(with my modification in blue)

1/4 cup (60ml) water (replaced with extra evaporated milk)
2 tsp gelatine powder (replaced with 3 gelatine leaves, about 12g in total)
3 cups (750ml) single (pouring) cream (replaced with evaporated milk)
1 cup (160g) icing sugar, sifted (reduced to 100g)
200g 70% cocoa chocolate, chopped

fresh raspberries, to serve (or strawberries)

Place the water in a bowl, sprinkle over the gelatine and set aside until the gelatine is dissolved. (For gelatine leaves, they need to be pre-soaked in water. Excess water is removed from them by gently squeezing them before addition.) 

Place the cream, sugar and chocolate in a saucepan over high heat and cook, whisking, for 8-10 min or until mixture comes to the boil. Remove from the heat, add the gelatine and stir until melted and smooth. Strain into 8 x 1/2 cup-capacity (125ml) lightly greased moulds or glasses. 

Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm. Serve the chilled panna cottas with raspberries (or strawberries). Makes 8.

Note: Using half amount of this recipe, I have made 3 glasses of panna cotta for 3 hungry tumnmies to enjoy. Cheers!

Enjoy the treat.

32 comments:

  1. Wow wat an elegant dessert,just love to finish it.

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  2. This will be a real nice treat for the children. Thanks for sharing Zoe:-)

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  3. Me me me! I love chocolate & chocolate panna cotta is definitely "my cup of tea!" hahaha! Last few days I had been "craving" for chocolate dessert that I actually made some chocolate jellies which I'm planning to submit to the Aspiring Bakers as well. The last glass of my jelly was finished this morning & they didn't taste like jellies at all but more like pudding or shall I say panna cotta flavour. Will share with you later as I just uploaded a breacg recipe yesterday! Do you agree that when we eat with dark chocolate dessert, we must serve it with some berries? Oh, love it!

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  4. Ohhh....this is great! Let me lose my 8 lbs first, then I'll make this treat to enjoy. But only 1 portion, must share otherwise will gain my weight back again :)

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  5. Delicious ! Maybe I should make that as well ?! :D Love your own substitution .......

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  6. Heehee, sign me up if its less guilt! My kids love any chocolate pudding, panna cotta or jellies! Thanks for sharing this Zoe! (*^^*)

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  7. Your chocolate panna cottas look impressive. I have never made any myself and I should definitely try this less quilt version. :)

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  8. Hi Zoe, this is perfect in so many ways :) perfect for kids and adults coz low in sugar and fat, homemade so no additives and colouring, great as a parent child activity - i am bookmarking this as a holiday project with my son :) thanks for sharing such lovely, easy recipes.

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  9. This is lovely! I hope to try it one day. I love chocolates!

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  10. Looks smooth and creamy! Its a great idea to replace the cream with evaporated milk... we get low fat evaporated milk here, so that would be what I would use!

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  11. wonderful! What a treat homemade panna cotta. I love the consistency and the colour. Yum!

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  12. Chocolate perfection in a glass!

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  13. I love panna cotta, yours look so smooth!

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  14. Very tempting! Remind me of not making choc puding for quite sometimes. I guess is time to make for my kids.

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  15. Wow, I've never tried panna cotta done in this way. I wanna try!!

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  16. Lovely chocolate mouse which is perfect after an evening meal. Yum x

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  17. Silky smooth panna cotta. Bookmarking

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  18. No guilt and delicious tasting - love this dessert :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  19. Great idea! I'll have to try this soon.

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  20. I am not sure I would even let it to set.. !! :)))

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  21. i never had pannacota before and it looks really smooth..so tempted to take a spoon and dig from the screen!!

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  22. can i have one glass before i sleep

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  23. I'm bookmarking this recipe because I'm a chocolat obssessed!!!

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  24. Zoe,
    Love this less gulity dark chocolate panna cotta of yours.
    Its looks so smooth and yummy!!
    mui..^^

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  25. Zoe, this is good and it is less guilty some more..hehe
    It's so smooth too...can i have some please...:p
    mui..^^

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  26. I made panacotta a week back for the first time, and was delicious, must give your chocolate version a try.

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