Hey guys! It’s been a while since we met! I did not intend to take a break, and then there were a few things happening on personal front that kept me away from the blogging world. Infact I was away from everything, cooking, clicking and blogging.
End of December I fell ill and I could not do any work. I was not even cooking. There was one silver lining among all the ‘not so good things that were happening in my life’. Both my kids were at my mom’s place enjoying their Christmas holidays when I fell sick. I did not have to worry about feeding them, taking care of them! I could concentrate on my health and get back on feet soon. Hubby worked from home and helped me around with a lot of things. He bought food, he helped me with small house hold work and lot more.
I started feeling better right in time, just around New Years Eve . I was so happy to be off bed. Spent the New Years Eve with family and friends. I spent some quality time with family for few days. We also decided to catch up with a lot of friends during the New Year. Though I did not decide on taking a break, I must say I really enjoyed the break I got.
Now things are back to normal and I am back to my cooking spree. I decided to open the post for the brand new year with a special. Something sweet may be! How about a classic French dessert! If you are following me you must know by now that I am not a sweet person. I don’t like sweets. And I can totally ditch dessert during a party ! Yes I mean it.
But there are few things desserts that I can eat and I enjoy it. Panna cotta is one of them. I made a simple panna cotta with vanilla and chocolate layers. I also kept the layers simple. If you like you can make fancy layers of vanilla and chocolate.
1 ½ cup fresh cream
½ cup milk
2 tablespoon gelatin
1 teaspoon water
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup dark chocolate
1.In a non-stick or heavy bottomed pan heat milk, cream and sugar on low flame until the mixture comes to a boil.
2.In another bowl add gelatin to 1 teaspoon water place it on stove and stir it until all the gelatin dissolves. You an alternative melt it in microwave.
3.Add the gelatin mixture to cream-milk mixture and stir well with a whisk until the mixture blends well. Allow it to cool down.
4. Remove half the quantity and keep aside.
5. To the remaining half quantity add melted dark chocolate and whisk well.
6. Spoon the panna cotta mixture into glass or bowls and set it in freezer for about 2-3 hours. Set one layer and then add the next layer and freeze again.
7 .Top with some fresh strawberries and mint leaves and serve chill.