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Cooking Tip of the Week (11/29/2010)

Posted by Bill Abruzzo on November 24, 2010 at 11:25 PM

Panna Cotta is the perfect "prepare ahead of time" dessert

Panna Cotta is not only quick and easy to make, but it also stores well in the freezer.  It is the perfect desert for a holiday meal or special occasion.  It can be made weeks in advance, stored in the freezer, and then thawed on the day of your special meal.  I use disposable aluminum muffin tins as the molds.  I pour the panna cotta into the molds. Once the panna cotta has set, I cover it tightly with plastic wrap and then place it in the freezer. I take the panna cotta out of the freezer at least 2 hours before serving, allow it to defrost, and then remove it from the molds.  The panna cotta retains its wonderful creamy texture even after freezing, which makes it a great "prepare ahead of time" desert. Your guests will think that you made it that very same day! 

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Reply mariabella
6:19 PM on December 1, 2010 
this is more than just a great tip, i love anything that i can make in advance of my dinner parties. lowers the stress level a bit.