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The Hostess Next Door’s Cute Valentine’s Treat: Heart-Shaped Panna Cotta with Macerated Berries

by Paul Morris
Paul is a proud Southerner who enjoys long walks in the woods, sweet tea, and watching movies. He’s also an expert pastry chef and will share his rhubarb-berry pie recipe with just about anyone who asks. He loves America and playing with animals of all kinds. When he isn't writing about the things he loves most, you can find him in the great outdoors!

*Special Tools: Heart-Shaped Ramekins or Heart-Shaped Cutter

This has to be the cutest dessert you’ll ever see in your entire life!

Making a romantic dinner won’t be complete if you don’t have a special sweet to top it all of, and Chef Vanessa Cantave is at it again with her world famous recipe for a heart-shaped Panna Cotta with some of the most amazing tasting berries you’ll ever try.

It might seem complicated, and you will need a special kitchen tool, (Heart-Shaped Ramekins or Heart-Shaped Cutter) but believe us when we say that the love of your life will love you just a little bit more when they get a taste of this dessert. And with the good chef Vanessa guiding you step-by-step, you can be sure that this is going to work out just perfectly for everyone involved!

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Cook: 20 min
Prep: 60 min
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 Envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 2 TBS Cold Water
  • 2 Cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 Cup Half and Half
  • 13 cup Sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • FOR BERRIES
  • 2 cups Fresh berries
  • 2 TBS Sugar
  • 1 TBS Cognac, optional
Instructions
  • In a very small saucepan sprinkle gelatin over water and let stand about 1 minute to soften.
  • Heat gelatin mixture over low heat until gelatin is dissolved and remove pan from heat.
  • In a large saucepan bring cream, half and half, and sugar just to a boil over medium- high heat, stirring.
  • Remove pan from heat and stir in gelatin mixture and vanilla. Divide cream mixture among eight 1/2-cup ramekins and cool to room temperature.
  • Chill ramekins, covered, at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • For the berries: If using strawberries, wash, core and slice.
  • Mix all berries together in a medium bowl with sugar and cognac. Refrigerate for 1 hour, up to overnight.
To Serve: Dip ramekins, individually, into a bowl of hot water for 3 seconds. Run a thin knife around edge of each ramekin and invert ramekin onto center of a small plate.
If using a heart-shaped cutter, immediately cut the panna cotta while still cold so that it holds shape. Spoon berries on top. Enjoy!

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Heart-Shaped Panna Cotta with Macerated Berries 60 minutes 20 minutes 80 minutes Serves 4 //www.littlethings.com/app/uploads/2017/02/rerrffrere-850x416.jpg Envelope unflavored gelatin Cold Water Heavy Cream Half and Half Sugar Vanilla extract BERRIES Fresh berries Sugar Cognac, optional In a very small saucepan sprinkle gelatin over water and let stand about 1 minute to soften. Heat gelatin mixture over low heat until gelatin is dissolved and remove pan from heat. In a large saucepan bring cream, half and half, and sugar just to a boil over medium- high heat, stirring. Remove pan from heat and stir in gelatin mixture and vanilla. Divide cream mixture among eight 1/2-cup ramekins and cool to room temperature. Chill ramekins, covered, at least 4 hours or overnight. For the berries: If using strawberries, wash, core and slice. Mix all berries together in a medium bowl with sugar and cognac. Refrigerate for 1 hour, up to overnight.

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