Hi there! I am Connie and I’m a chocoholic.
On a daily basis, I eat anywhere between 300-400 grams of chocolate. If you want to visualize that, THIS is what that volume looks like. It’s like 1/6 of my body size.
Yeah, I don’t know whether to be impressed or concerned about my chocolate eatabilities either.
Regardless, I think all of us can agree that chocolate is a non-negotiable in life. (Except for the handful of you who don’t like chocolate. You guys are weird.) It’s important for sanity and overall happiness… at least that’s what I tell myself when I’m stuffing my face with that cocoa goodness. I will use any and all reasons to eat more chocolate
So I’m here today to spread the good vibes and share a chocolate recipe with you all. This hot chocolate panna cotta is as decadent as it gets. (Chocoholics rejoice!) The flavour is rich and pronounced, given that you use a better quality chocolate. The texture is absolutely perfect, smooth and full of body, just the way a panna cotta should be.
The recipe makes 4 servings and best served in a bowl/cup because it’s pretty delicate. If you want to unmold it, I would recommend increasing the gelatin content to 3.5 tsp. If you’re thinking ahead for Valentine ’s Day dessert ideas, this recipe can be easily halved! But why would you want to do that? 😛
Chocolate Panna Cotta
2 cups heavy cream
½ cup whole milk
3 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder
¼ tsp salt
4 oz. good quality chocolate, at least 72% cacao
2 ¼ tsp unflavoured gelatin
3 tbsp cold water
1. Pour cream milk, sugar, cocoa powder and salt into a small saucepan and bring just to a simmer, remove from heat
2. Melt chocolate gently in the microwave
3. Put gelatin in a small bowl, pour the cold water over it and let the gelatin sit for at least 3 minutes.
4. Heat the gelatin in the microwave for about 30 seconds to liquefy it
5. Pour a little of the hot milk and cream over the gelatin and whisk gently (kind of like tempering eggs)
6. Pour the gelatin/milk mixture all back into the saucepan with the rest of the hot milk/cream, whisk to combine
7. Using a fine sieve, strain the hot milk/cream over the melted chocolate, whisk gently until uniformly combined
8. Strain the entire mixture into a large bowl or measuring cup
9. Pour into cups/glasses and refrigerate until firm
Check out other recipes and delicious sweets on Connie’s blog, chocolate + connie!