Rabri panna cotta. A magical dessert combining two classic favorites – rabri and panna cotta. Topped with pretty almond brittle, this panna cotta is a crowd pleasing pick. Perfect way to celebrate any special occasion in style.
Creating a stunning dessert can be a bit stressful – especially when you’re trying to impress a crowd. Do you go with a classic, or that modern fusion dessert you’ve had bookmarked for months?
This rabri panna cotta offers the best of two cuisines – Indian and Italian. To be exact, the classic Italian panna cotta is made extraordinarily delicious with the basic elements of Indian sweet rabri. While rabri refers to a classic sweet made from milk, panna cotta is all about sweetened cooked cream.
What you’ll need to make this panna cotta
As I mentioned, we’re trying to bring together two heavenly classics – rabri and panna cotta. The process of making classic rabri is a time consuming task. So, I’ve opted for a shortcut that cuts the cooking time drastically. And this involves a few ingredients cooked perfectly to create this creamy dreamy dessert. Milk, condensed milk, breadcrumbs from fresh bread and sugar are combined together to bring in the very classic flavors of rabri.
Now, the elements of panna cotta in this dessert. In order to create that beautiful creamy texture, I’ve added in a little cream. And to hold the shape, the magic ingredient, gelatin.
How to make panna cotta
Bring milk to boil, and add in a few saffron strands to give it a lovely flavor and color. After adding condensed milk, cream, sugar and breadcrumbs, simmer the mixture over low heat until it starts to thicken. You’ll also need to add in a little ground cardamom for added flavor.
While this mixture for rabri panna cotta is cooling down, prepare the gelatin by sprinkling a little gelatin powder over hot water. Let it cool and add it to the milk mixture. Now, this goes into the panna cotta molds or small plastic cups. Leave to set in the refrigerator.
The recipe for this almond brittle comes together quickly and only requires a few ingredients like butter, sugar and a little water. The idea is to boil everything together in a small saucepan until the sugar is caramelized. And that means, the mixture will get a golden brown color.
Now, transfer the mixture to a flat surface or tray immediately and spread it as thin as possible. Sprinkle with plenty of flaked almonds before the brittle sets. Once set, break them into small pieces. These pretty pieces of almond brittle adorns the gorgeous rabri panna cotta.
So, how about this panna cotta topped with almond brittle for your next celebration? Yummo!
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- Carrot Halwa Rolls with Honey Syrup
- No Bake Gulab Jamun Cheesecake
- Mini Thandai Cheesecake – No Bake
- Coconut Burfi Ice Cream
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