Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Hot Chocolate Panna Cotta

Dorie Greenspan hot chocolate panna cotta on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is a combination of two of my favourite things: hot chocolate and panna cotta.  Dorie, being the very talented lady she is, has created a recipe which tastes exactly like hot chocolate but instead, it’s a smooth, cold dessert. It does play tricks with your mind (especially when you are making the mixture – it even LOOKS like hot chocolate as you are pouring it into the little ramekins)!

I made two tiny panna cotta (yes, the minifying continues!) which was the perfect amount for this two person household with a host of other desserts and dessert experiments cluttering up the fridge 😉 Mine set for around 6 hours in the fridge and I’m pleased to say they had a lovely consistency – more like a mousse that the gelatinous consistency one sometimes associated with panna cotta. That said, I’m not sure I would have been able to remove these from the ramekins to make a free-standing version, so I guess Ill just have to make them again, right?  They came together very easily and quickly so they are a perfect “make ahead” dessert for a dinner party.  Mine were *slightly* grainy which I think might have been because I let my melted chocolate cool slightly too long before pouring over the hot milk/ cream. In any case, I will be making these again….

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Hot Chocolate Panna Cotta on p 373 of Baking Chez Moi.

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20 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Hot Chocolate Panna Cotta”

  1. I made these for Valentine’s Day for the two of us. They were divine ! Did you halve the receipe or just put it in several ramekins?

  2. I love the way they look in your pots, the presentation is beautiful!
    I was surprised by how much they tasted and smelled like hot chocolate, delicious!

  3. I didn’t have any problems with grainy texture with these, I think I got lucky. We also thought these were more mousse- like. My hubby really enjoyed them and thankfully ate the leftovers. I also need to start minifying:)

  4. I finally posted my catch up for this one. I loved it, too. As much as I love a traditional chocolate pudding, it mellows cocoa. This panna cotta really allowed the cocoa flavour to shine.


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