Italian Sweet Delight to follow a Belgium Delicacy

A few weeks ago I came across a Strawberry Panna Cotta recipe that I thought I should try as its a lot quicker to make than the original one with egg whites cooked at bain-marie version. It would also be a great finale for tonights Steak Tartare Dinner.

Because the Panna Cotta needed time to set, I prepared it in the morning so it would be just perfect come dinner time.

Here is the recipe I followed, simple and easy.

  • 1lb of strawberries
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

I pureed the strawberries with the sugar until nice and smooth and then added the buttermilk. Once it had blended together, I put the mixture through a sieve to get rid of any solids.



In a separate bowl, I sprinkled the gelatin into the milk and let it dissolve, then heated the cream, added the milk and gelatin to the hot cream and then added this  to strawberry mix. I poured the mix into molds (I used the ones shown below as well as some rectangular ones). Let them chill for at least 8 hrs.


I also prepared a delightful Strawberry Coulis by blending some strawberries, sugar, lemon juice and a drizzle of raspberry liquor which I poured on top before serving it with a little whipped cream and mint leaf to make it look pretty <3


Now to pay attention to dinner…..

I mixed my minced meat with Worcestershire sauce, capers, onions, chopped cilantro, egg, salt, pepper, dijon mustard, tabasco, mayonnaise and probably something else which I cannot recall right now, as every time I make it it comes out different :-). As you can tell I don’t follow any recipe, I just let my taste buds decide…..


I Baked some french fries in the oven (yes I used frozen ones 🙂 )and one of our favorite meals is ready to serve! Now time to sit down and enjoy a romantic dinner with the love of my life……<3

Bon appétit and buon appetito

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