Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Nutella Pannacotta


Did you make something special to celebrate World Nutella day? I made this beautiful pannacotta, but could not take the pictures or blog about it on that day. In fact, I wanted to post this for last year's World Nutella day ! Now you got me, I am a great procrastinator ! I made this a few times after that, but never got around to blog about it, till now. So here is a post that was supposed to be on the web on last Sunday and I hope you don't mind, since I believe, any day is Nutella day, for those who love it .

Nutella Pannacotta




I have a tub full of Nutella in my home,all the time. My kids love it. The girl likes to have (a lots of) it on her toast and the boy loves to lick it with a spoon, from a bowl,as big as him. Whatever the way you choose to enjoy this hazelnut spread, I must say, it is awesome and one of the best spreads ever.

Nutella Pannacotta


I found this recipe, more than a year back, in the New York Times Dining section.This is originally from Karen DeMasco's cookbook, "The Carft Of Baking".It's as good as it looks-It's like jello ice-cream! Well,atleast that's what my darling daughter thinks.When I made this last time, the husband suggested, it will be nice to have with something vanilla. So this time, I made two layers of pannacotta, one with nutella and the other with vanilla and everyone loved it.My daughter liked the nutella part while my son liked the 'white'(vanilla) part more.And the big people liked the combination of both .Hope you will like it , as much as my family did.

Nutella Pannacotta


Ingredients:

For Nutella Pannacotta:

Gelatin- 1 Tbsp
Water- 3 Tbsp
Bittersweet Chocolate (optional)- 2 ounces
Nutella- 1 cup
Heavy Cream- 1 1/2 cup
Pure Vanilla Extract- 1/2 tsp
Milk- 1 cup

For Vanilla Pannacotta: Check my old post here

Method:

1.In a medium bowl, take 3 Tbsp water and sprinkle gelatin on top and let it bloom.
2.If you are using chocolate, chop it coarsely and keep it in a medium size bowl.
3.Mix milk and cream in a sauce pan and start heating on medium temperature.Just before it starts boiling turn off heat and pour half of it over the chocolate and the other half on top of gelatin mixed in water.Mix each bowl,not leaving any lumps of gelatin.
4.Mix the both mixtures.Add the vanilla and nutella. Using a hand mixer, at low speed mix everything together.
5.Pour in the serving bowls,cover with plastic wraps and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Serve with some chopped hazelnuts or your favorite fruit topping.

Notes:

1.I made half recipe nutella pannacotta and half recipe Vanilla pannacotta. First I made nutella pannacotta and let it set in fridge for a couple of hours,in a slanting position. Then I made the vanilla pannacotta, waited till it came to room temperature and poured it over the nutella pannacotta and set it again.
2.You could completely forget adding chocolate.I have tried that and it still tastes great.
3.If you take half of both the recipes, it will serve 4 to 5.

Recipe Adapted From: The Craft of Baking


44 comments:

  1. That's some serious dessert looks awesome!

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  2. Smitha, that was super quick :-)

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  3. I thought of making this actually and ended up making Nutella shake :) But I am really craving for this now.

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  4. That is some fabulous dessert! Love the panacotta and your photographs!!

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  5. They look divine! So is your photography!

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  6. Thats a yummy yummy dessert... Looks delish

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  7. that looks like a dream! awesome!

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  8. looks fabulous!!yum yum!!!lovely cliclk dear!

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  9. Namitha, I am drooling here. It looks so yumm. Loved the idea of setting it. And snaps are superb!

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  10. Awesome pannacotta and beautiful clicks too Nami :)

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  11. I am sure gonna try this one in May which is a party month here :-)

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  12. Extremely yummylicious....love the way you presented too...

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  13. Beautiful click and tempting pannacotta

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  14. Beautiful dessert and awesome presentation.

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  15. I too like it just the way M has it :)But this one looks great, will try it out!! I saw Nutella in stores when I went to Kerala and that made me happy, don't know why!!

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  16. Nice one. Looks great with half colored

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  17. Gorgeous looking dessert for this season. Looking good. YUM! Lovely presentation.

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  18. Fantastic recipe and gorgeous looking

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  19. Beautiful looking dessert...looks absolutely yummy and tempting.

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  20. Pannacotta looks fabulous n tempting :) Loved the way u set it and awesome clicks n nicely presented :)

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  21. Tempting dessert..looks fabulous,lovely presentation.

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  22. Tempting dessert...ur presentation awesome and cute..

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  23. looks delicious... I have made a similar one, will post sometime...

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  24. Awesome dessert recipe..Well presented too !!

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  25. U have a lovely blog....following u......awesome dessert dear

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  26. Super tempting dessert...Awesome clicks..

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  27. This looks so pretty! I love that you added the vanilla part. That must give it such a nice contrast of flavor. I am bookmarking it...thanks:)

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  28. wowww...amaing dear.. snaps are too good as usual..just like the 5star hotel dessert.. :)

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  29. Pics are real tempting,wanna grab that delight now,looks absolutely mouthwatering.....

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  30. This looks fabulous Nami, love the presentation. I didn't make any dessert for the day, but the three of us licked a jar clean:)

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  31. Oh! Awesome clicks Nami. I have made panacotta long time back, probably a year or so. Now I think its time to whip some dessert. Your post has made me crave for this yummy dessert now. I am sure like you daughter I would have preferred the chocolate nutella more :-)

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  32. nice one vth beautiful cliks........

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  33. I never get to prepare something special for Nutella day.. i always forget! This looks yummy and that board you used for the base.. love it!!

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  34. hello ladies, havent seen you for a while :). Love the contrast of the ruby red pomergranate seeds to the white panacotta !.

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  35. that is prob one of the best looking pannacottas ive ever seen...love the combo and love the pics even more..

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  36. I'm sure I'd like the combination of both too. What a fabulous recipe.

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  37. Nutella Pannacotta sounds divine!

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  38. This nutelly pannacotta looks marvellous. The clicks are great too :-)

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  39. Oh what a neat idea to slant out the nutella pannacotta and THEN add the vanilla...lovely clicks Namitha.

    Shobha

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