Panna Cotta is an Italian dessert which literary means “Cooked cream”. And that’s because this super quick and easy dessert which takes less than 10 minutes to assemble involves simmering together cream, milk and sugar. Lastly, you add gelatin and let it sit for at least 4 hours to set properly. A crowd pleaser for sure. And I got this recipe from an amazing baker Deeba: Chocolate Mousse and Orange Panna Cotta.

This Italian dessert is one of the best and at the same time, easiest chilled desserts I have ever made. It is simple, quick and oh-so-easy to make. The chocolate mousse is light, creamy and has a silky soft touch to it. While the Panna cotta is thick and creamy and has a subtle orange tang to it. They both set beautifully in the given time. The combination of chocolate and orange is simply mind blowing and worth the wait, hell yeah.

I’ve always been a huge, Huge fan of chocoOrange flavour. Although its been a while since I last visited an Ice cream parlour, I still remember that having a scoop of each flavour was like a trip to cloud 9. Guess someone needs to go and get that same satisfaction after such a long time.

Hands down this Italian dessert has been one of the easiest dessert to assemble. With little effort the final product is oh-so-impressive. Pretty top look at and jam-packed with rich flavours once you take a bite of it. This dessert will be a sooper-dooper-hit at your next dinner party.

For Chocolate Mousse
What you need

Chocolate————————————— 125 g
Cream (Milkpak)——————————- 300 ml
Orange rind———————————— 1 tbsp (I didn’t use it though)

For Orange Panna Cotta
What you need

Double Cream ——————————— 300ml
Gelatin powder——————————— 2 tsp
Milk——————————————– 125 ml
Orange food color——————————- a few dops (optional)
Orange Marmalade—————————– 2 tbsp (I used Salman’s)
Sugar——————————————- 1/2 cup

How it’s made
For Chocolate Mousse

  1. Finely chop chocolate and throw it in a clean, dry bowl.
  2. Now bring cream to a boil, stir for equal heat distribution and once it starts to boil, boil around the edges, pour it over the chopped chocolate and let it sit for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Stir till chocolate gets dissolved well, and the mixture has a shiny, thick feel to it.
  4. Now take a bread-loaf pan and tilt your glasses, make sure their position is sturdy.
  5. Now pour your chocolate mousse into the glasses and leave it to set for at least 3 hours.

How it’s made
For Orange Panna Cotta

  1. Start making Panna Cotta once the mousse has been set in glasses.
  2. Sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cup of milk from the 125 ml of milk, at room temperature and set aside.
  3. Now place the gelatin bowl over a bowl of hot water and stir so, that the gelatin may dissolve. If some of it doesn’t dissolve, don’t worry, it’ll get dissolved later. Set aside.
  4. Combine sugar, milk and cream in a saucepan and bring it near to boil on a low flame. Simmer for 5 minutes then take it off heat and add in marmalade and the gelatin mix. Stir till everything mixes.
  5. Now bring it to room temperature before pouring it into the mousse glasses.
  6. Add a pinch of orange food colour if you like otherwise the Panna Cotta will be white in colour. I prefer it to be orange for Orange Panna Cotta.
  7. Once the mousse has been set, approximately after 3 hours, pour this panna cotta into them and chill in the refrigerator for atleast 4 hours or overnight.

Enjoy this delicate piece of art chilled, any time of the day.

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