Monday, May 04, 2009

Dark Chocolate Pannacotta

I know some recipes were promised last week...but it was just one of those weeks where my brain wouldn't cooperate and with the added fact that we had a 3day weekend to look forward to...well lets just say my brain took an early holiday...

But it's now a new week and everything is back in gear! So here is the recipe for the Dark Chocolate Pannacotta with Caramelised Banana...I decided to do something with chocolate and banana as I know Nilam loves that combination...this is super rich...and I mean extremely creamy melt in the mouth lovely...a rich ganache more than a pannacotta...but who is complaining!

Dark Chocolate Pannacotta with Caramelised Banana
3 cups Cream
3 1/2 tsp Gelatin
6 tbs Powdered Sugar
250 grams Good Quality Dark Chocolate chopped in pieces
3 tbsp Cocoa powder
1 thinly sliced Banana tossed in 1 tsp sugar
Measure 3/4 cup cream in a liquid measuring cup. Sprinkle gelatin over cream and let stand at least 5 minutes or until ready to use to soften gelatin. Mix sugar and cocoa powder in medium sauce pan. Whisk in remaining cups of cream and place sauce pan over medium heat. Heat to a simmer. Remove from heat and whisk in chocolate pieces until smooth.

Add gelatin mixture. Heat and whisk constantly until gelatin is completely dissolved (do not heat to a simmer). Pour into individual bowls. Refrigerate for about 3 hours or until set.

Put the banana slices on to a baking dish and heat in the oven until the banana starts to caramelise. Once these cool place them on the individual servings of pannacotta and top off with whipped cream and enjoy!

11 comments:

Maria@TheGourmetChallenge said...

oh my gosh, that dessert looks amazing....I mean it doesnt "look" so great, but your description makes it sound out of this world. yummmm ganache textured pannacotta

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

How gooey and good does that sound? Mmm *imagines plumbin gthe depths of that chocolatey goodness*

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

That looks so very good! Yum! I would love a taste :-)

Alexandra@Chefspiration said...

Maria - It really is a rich and satisfying dessert...although we were so full we still kept going spoon after spoon and just could not stop!

Lorraine - haha you'll have to give the recipe a try and you'll see just how wonderful it is.

Melissa - It is very nice...try out the recipe and see for yourself..actually now that I'm thinking about it again I think I should make another batch...drool..

Arwen from Hoglet K said...

That looks gorgeous! It sounds so rich and chocolatey. I love toasted banana too, so it's extra tempting.

Anita said...

Yum, more like ganache - sounds a little dangerously rich :)

burpandslurp said...

dang, girl!you've once again outdone yourself. this sounds incredible! I usually find panna cottas sort of too sweet, but with the dark chocolate to balance it out with its natural bitterness, this would be perfect!

thenomadGourmand said...

hhmm.. can u make it and i jz buy frm u?? hahhaha
btw, r we stil goin JHP??

Alexandra@Chefspiration said...

Arwen - the bananas give it the extra flavour it needs!

Anita - it is dangerously rich...there should be a caution sign!

BurpandSlurp - this isn't too sweet..just very creamy and rich :)

TheNomadGourmand - haha it's very simple to make! Try it out. And yes we still gotta go..but to be honest I've been doing way too many food reviews this week so maybe next week sometime?

fatboybakes said...

droooooooollllll! sounds easy to make too huh!

Alexandra@Chefspiration said...

FBB - It is incredibly easy to make...and so sinful! yumm...