A sweet for my sweets! I decided on a simple dessert for the end of our Valentines' Day dinner: panna cotta. I've made a lot of versions of panna cotta. But I opted for a simple panna cotta flavored with a sprinkle of my favorite spice. And, for some extra sweetness, I spooned some Amarena cherries over the top.
Ingredients makes eight 2-ounce servings
- 1 envelope gelatin
- 1/4 C cold water
- 2 C organic half-n-half
- 1/4 C organic dark brown sugar
- 1/2 t pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 t ground cardamom
- Amarena cherries for garnish
Dissolve the gelatin in cold water in a medium mixing bowl. Place all the other ingredients - up to the ground cardamom - in a medium saucepan and heat till it begins to steam. Do not let it boil. Let cool for 10 minutes, then pour the warm cream into the gelatin and stir till completely dissolved. Pour the mixture into your serving containers, leaving a little bit of space at the top and let chill until set, but at least four hours. Serve cold. Before serving spoon Amarena cherries on the top.