Panna Cotta is a traditional Italian dessert that originates from the Piedmont region in the north and literally means "cooked cream."
It's made from ingredients that can be found in any supermarket including milk, sugar, and cream and even though it's one of the easiest desserts to make, it's still one of the star desserts in Italian cuisine thanks to its powerful flavor.
Panna cotta seems a bit like flan, but with a more dairy-filled flavor and a more gelatinous texture. Actually, the best kept secret to making an outstanding panna cotta is to achieve the perfect texture and consistency.
As we mentioned, panna cotta is easy to prepare and can be made by anyone at home, but, like any other recipe, it takes a little bit of experimentation to get the perfect texture and consistency right.
The best texture occurs when the panna cotta is smooth, creamy, uniform and consistent so that it doesn't fall apart with the slightest bump.
Today, there are many varieties and recipes ranging from classic to more elaborate and from the softer and light to the most intense, thick panna cottas whose protagonist par excellence is cream.
Some common varieties of the recipe are:
It's important to mention that panna cotta is a sweet that is even suitable for those who suffer from a food allergy such as gluten intolerance. In addition, it can also be made with other substitutes such as almond milk and--for those diet and fitness fans--the sugar can even be substituted for a less caloric sweetener.
That being said, can you resist this delicious, traditional Italian dessert?
At Da Bruno Restaurant, we make it with love and truly enjoy preparing it for our guests. Would you like to try it?
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