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.


Recipe Notes:
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.

11 comments:

Judy said...

Oh yum! I love panna cotta and I love egg nog. What a great combination!

Bunny said...

I've never made Panna Cotta, how long does it keep in the fridge?? Yours looks so pretty! It's a very elegant dessert.

Snooky doodle said...

oh wow !! this looks so sophisticated and yummy. And it matches the festive season too :)

Megan said...

Two things I love - panna cotta and egg nog. Great combination and you're right, a perfect light ending.

Natashya said...

They are so cute!
I love your mould collection too, wonderful!

Grace said...

what a perfect dessert for your blog--it looks a lot like a daisy, am i right? gorgeous.

Bridgett said...

I really like panna cotta and this one sounds interesting. I love all of your molds...what a collection! Gorgeous photos as well.

Jude said...

This is perfect -- I was just looking for desserts with egg nog flavors. Your panna cottas turned out beautifully.

Lynn said...

I love panna cotta, and your presentation is absolutely incredible. I am envious of your mold collection. Great post.

Carol Peterman said...

That panna cotta is gorgeous! Egg nog sounds so tasty too.

Matt said...

What a beautiful dessert. You're right about the ease of the recipe. It looks so impressive, too!