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Panna Cotta

Panna Cotta Recipe

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I'm a dessert kind of girl who usually opts for sweets over savory. But I realized that I've never really shared anything about food on the blog, apart from a few snippets of the dishes I'm loving each month. Well, while I was in South Africa, the hubs fell in love with a delicious panna cotta dish. This Italian custard was served to us at our hotel in Cape Town, and the cook generously gave us the recipe! Scroll down and enjoy this perfect panna cotta--no baking necessary. FYI--the measurements might be a bit off since they were converted from the metric system.
PERFECT PANNA COTTA // Makes 6

250 ml heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 g Knox gelatine
150 g condensed milk
150 g Chobani Greek yogurt
Pam canola oil cooking spray
Garnish: granny smith apple, peach, cinnamon, nutmeg

Mix vanilla extract and heavy whipping cream to a boil in small pot. At the same time, mix the gelatine with a 1/4 cup ice water. Once cream comes to a boil, remove from stove and stir in the now slightly thickened gelatine into the pot. Add the yogurt and condensed milk. Stir until mixture is evenly distributed.

Grease baking mold with canola oil cooking spray. Pour the mixture into each mold. Set in the fridge for as little as 4 hours or as long as overnight. Setting time varies, but we let it stay overnight and completed it the next morning.
While panna cotta hardens in fridge, finely chop apple and peach. Garnish the outer rim of the dish for both taste and look. Lightly sprinkle the top of the panna cotta with peach, cinnamon and nutmeg. We decided to do the same in shooter form as well with our Rag & Bone shot glasses. Enjoy this decadent dessert in either manner!

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About a week into my South Africa vacation we made a little stop in the former Malay Quarter of Cape Town known as Bo-Kaap. You might remember me mentioning it in my loving in July post. It's just really cool to see a place like this--so brightly colorful--in the middle of the rest of Cape Town. Unfortunately, I only had a few minutes to wander in the neighborhood so we only took a few photos before we had to head off to our next destination!

But this was one of the warmer days on the trip. Cape Town pretty much has all four seasons in one day, so I was happy for some sun. Yes to these white sunnies (with zebra print on the sides) and comfy chinos though. Would love to go back to Bo-Kaap for another shoot. Wouldn't you? FYI--the first image is courtesy of Wikipedia.

On the Muse: | Zara lace shirt | Forever 21 slim fit chinos | Target blazer | Modcloth porch edition flats | Daniel Wellington watch | Clubmaster sunglasses c/o ShopLately | Spangle necklace c/o ShopLately | 
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