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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Dates Pannacotta

Pannacotta as we know,is an Italian dessert made by simmering together cream,,milk and sugar mixing with gelatin and let it cool until set.But now its become a little more elaborate by adding a fruit topping or chocolaty topping to it.I tried it with dates and added cocoa for color and flavor.The two blended nicely and served is a very delicious dessert.Keeping this recipe as base,you can modify it to your favorite topping.It works great as it can be prepared ahead to serve guests and you can layer in your own desired way.I just kept it simple with a dates layer giving it a healthy touch.Hope u all will give this a try and enjoy at home !!




Ingredients
For dates choco layer
pitted dates 15
milk 3/4 cup
cocoa powder 1tsp
gelatine 2 tsp (refer notes)
water 80ml
for cream layer
heavy cream 1 cup
vanilla essence 1tsp
sugar 3-4 tbsp
gelatine 2 tsp
water 80ml



Method
for dates-choco layer
-Dissolve gelatine in cold water.Leave aside for 10 minutes
-Microwave dates with milk for a minute or until soft.Blend it in a blender when cooled to smooth paste.
Add cocoa  powder to it and mix well.
-Heat water in a pan and double boil the gelatin(place the bowl with gelatin in it such a way that it doesn't touch the bottom of the heating pan & keep stirring until dissolved.)
-Let it cool and then add it to dates mixture.
-Pour into glasses by dividing equally and leave space for next layer.Refrigerate for 1- 2 hours.
for cream layer
-Dissolve gelatin in very cold water.leave aside for 10 minutes.
-Heat the cream, sugar & vanillla essence,don't boil.Stir until sugar is dissolved on medium heat.Remove from flame.let it cool.
-Heat water in another pan and double boil the gelatin(place the bowl with gelatin in it such a way that it doesn't touch the bottom of the heating pan & keep stirring until dissolved.)
-Wait to cool and then add to cream mixture.
-Pour on top of the already set dates layer.
-Refrigerate for another 2 hours.
-Serve chilled when set.(I just added chocolate syrup for garnish,you can serve it just like that !!!)

Servings 3 adults

NOTES
* You can prepare the next layer after the first layer sets or else the gelatin in the next layer will start to set in the bowl at room temperature and you may not be able to do it properly.
* If you are a vegetarian ,you can use fruit pectin instead of gelatin.
* This recipe gives a very mild flavor of chocolate in it,if you wish more chocolaty taste then add a little more cocoa powder.
* The dates can be soaked overnight too and the blended paste should be very smooth.


Sending this to Show Case -Fun in the Sun, ,Lets Party-Fusion food

45 comments:

Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummy...another recipe to try from your space..
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Sha Jabi said... Best Blogger Tips

pannacotta is really mouthwatering.likeeeeee

Az said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious!

Shobha said... Best Blogger Tips

It looks so decorative and perfectly made..I'm sure it will be eqally delicious in taste too.

Shri said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie, very innovative. I wanted to send in an entry for the Basil Cardamom event but way too many commitments. Let me try...:-)

Liang-Win said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummy... nice work.
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Mahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks good Julie..iron rich recipe with datesI tried this with agar-agar. Will be posting it soon! :)

Shweta in the Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious Dessert, loved the presentation!!

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Vineetha said... Best Blogger Tips

Liked ur presentation Julie.Have tried panacotta few times,but never dared to unmould it from the dish..urs came out so well,holding the shape beautifully..good job !

Swathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Panacotta with dates sounds awesome Julie.

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

beautifully done dessert

Square Meals said... Best Blogger Tips

Nicely done Julie. It looks yummy :-)

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Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice click!

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

Nannayittunde.....luks so tempting...

Asiya Baig said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautifully done!!! Looks great!

Tisa Jacob said... Best Blogger Tips

What a unique flavor setting for panna cotta- very nice with dates I'm sure. Most pretty presentation Julie. Love this!

Sadaf Afshan said... Best Blogger Tips

I've tried strawberry panacotta and almond panacotta. This would be next on my list.

PT said... Best Blogger Tips

wow.. incredible and perfectly made..

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Refreshing mouthwatering beverage.....superb clicks.

Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Thats a new flavor in pannacotta for me.. Nice one

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

YUMMY DESERT

misha said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely dessert Julie. Love Panna cottas and this sounds like a great idea :)

sojo said... Best Blogger Tips

wow, that looks so beautiful... always wanted to try panacotta.... now this pic is tempting me to try my hand at it...

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so delicious...wish I could have a glass of that..

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, wow, simply superb and tempting..

runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com said... Best Blogger Tips

drooling.. love the concept of pannacota with dates!!

Sutapa said... Best Blogger Tips

Yuumylicious Julie..treat for eyes!
Happy weekend!

Arch said... Best Blogger Tips

Dates pannacotta - wow ! I love pannacotta, but me and gelatine aren't exactly best friends...will definitely give this a shot...sounds really yum !

Pragyan said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy and a fusion food! :) Am guilty for scouring the blogs for potential entries for my ongoing event - please consider this as an invite to submit for my ongoing event "Let's Party - Fusion food" :) Thanks!

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely stunning Julie!!!!

Kavitha said... Best Blogger Tips

looking yummy and delicious....just mouthwatering :)

Sanika N said... Best Blogger Tips

Tempting dessert :)

Zareena said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing and lovely pics.

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

This is delicious and beautiful looking dessert.

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

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Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

looks beautiful... very tempting

Jay said... Best Blogger Tips

wow..this is absolutely awesome
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R.Punitha said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie ,

Dates pannacotta looks delicious

and YYYummYYY !!

Keep on Julie:)))

Sensible Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Very unique one Julie, never thought of pannacotta with dates.

Spice up the Curry said... Best Blogger Tips

thats interesting pannacota with dates

Roshni said... Best Blogger Tips

really good one julie...

Teena Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks gorgeous & yum!! Very interesting recipe too!

Suryaprabha Parthasarathy said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow!!Scrummy dessert!! Looks gorgeous
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Sangeetha said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...Julie very interesting and delicious looking dessert,great recipe dear...will try it for sure!!

JishasKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

enikku vaya...ethu kalakki....looks so perfect and yummmy!!