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Cook like the Pros: Strawberry Panna Cotta
Vitis House owner and chef Doreen Colondres shows us step-by-step how to make this Strawberry Panna Cotta with orange liquor cream.
Hi. My name is Doreen Colondres is, um, a chef. I'm the creator off the kitchen, doesn't bite. And the proud owner of videos House wine school here in Raleigh, North Carolina. I'm so excited today because we are making a dessert that iss aphrodisiacs. Sexy, creamy. Oh, my God. Flavorful. And the most important thing is easy to make. We're making a strawberry panna Cota. And if you're not familiar with the panna Cota, it was originated in the P. M. On the region in Italy and literally means cooked cream. They normally infuse it with herbs and vanilla. But today, why not? Strawberries are in season. We're gonna use fresh strawberries, So these are our ingredients. 10 ounces of regular milk, 10 ounces of heavy cream, half a cup of organic cane sugar freshman for garnish. Natural vanilla gelatin powder, a pinch of water for the gelatin powder, and our hero, our fresh strawberries. So now we're gonna work with our strawberries. I love them because they're low calorie. They're full of antioxidants, They're full of vitamins and they're now in season. So they're affordable. You can use them for for dressings. You can use them for salads. Oh, my God. For smoothies. For recipes like this'll. Okay, so this is Red is with this here. We're gonna take our strawberries to a Everyone has one of these ones at home, and we're gonna put it here. Yeah, and we're gonna add the 10 ounces off regular milk, not the heavy cream, the regular milk. And we're gonna use one of these guys. I love them. One of these guys Thio, make this really, really smooth. If you don't have one of these, um, spectacular immersion blenders, you just have to put it in your I'm regular blender. It's looking good. Look at this. Beautiful color. Sometimes I don't understand. Sometimes they're full of colors. Sometimes they're more pale, so I like to strain it. So you constrain it all, you constrain half of it. I mean, it's not that if you don't strain it, the desert is not gonna be perfect. Is gonna be fantastic. Is just a matter off taste. Oh, this is like therapy. Now I need a glass of wine. What we're going to do now is true. Warm up the milks. We can start with the strawberry milk. Yeah, we're gonna add the heavy cream. We're gonna add the sugar, right? And we're just going to give it a very gently steer. You don't want it to simmer. You don't want it to boil just very gently. And this is gonna take us one or two minutes that we're gonna add that gelatin, and we're gonna give it one more stir. So I like to keep it far from the heat so the gelatin doesn't stick to the bottom. But this is ready. We just need to add our pinch of vanilla and this is ready. So I'm gonna use one of this ones to make it easier. And then you peak. Um, whatever cop you prefer or glass could be a wine glass. It could be a champaign glass. Something nice, something cute. And we don't have to fill it up. Let's keep a balanced life. Let's control the portions. This is ah, kind of like a light, um, de Sert, but still is a desert. So let's keep it small. And then these guys are going to the refrigerator for four hours on. I'm gonna show you the one that is waiting for me. Ready? Done on. So I made this today. By the way, this you can keep this in the refrigerator for a few days, so they will last perfectly and you conserve it like that. But it's always nice to garnish every single dish at home. It doesn't matter. We're home. I mean, you could do You could put a little touch of love on top of whatever you make in the kitchen. So for that reason, I have fresh mint. I have a little bit of strawberries, but I'm gonna get mm to the next level. And we have leftovers of the heavy cream that we just used. So why not? Making ah ha made heavy cream before is ready. We're going to stop. We're gonna add a pinch of powder sugar. One more, and this is optional. But I want to add a pinch of orange. Lee Core orange goes pretty well with strawberries, so we're just gonna add a little bit just to have another extra layer off flavor. Let's keep things simple. You put it in there and maybe a few pieces of strawberries in there and a little meant live on it. And let me tell you that this is absolutely fantastic. This month. I'm having different, um, wine classes and food and wine classes at BT's House. And for my friends that are coming for the wine classes. Either the champagne and friends or romantic reds. Um, I'm not serving this in class, so you better prepare this recipe because you're gonna absolutely fall in love with it. Mm. Oh, my God. I love it. I absolutely love it. Thank you. Enjoy cheers, vessels.