Cardamom Vanilla Panna Cotta

Cardamom vanilla panna cotta A Panna Cotta is a simple, yet elegant dessert that every home cook should have in their repertoire.  Italian for “cooked cream”, a basic Panna Cotta is made by simmering cream, milk or half and half with sugar, mixing in gelatin and letting cool until firm.  The finished product has a similar consistency to a custard (without the egg yolks!).  Once you get the basics down, this recipe is highly adaptable.  You can steep various spices, herbs, fruit or vegetables in the cream to change it’s flavor.  Continue reading for my spin on a basic Panna Cotta.

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