Hey guys! Today’s post is all about this lovely earl grey panna cotta recipe! I love the earthiness of earl grey and when you smash that together with a rich panna cotta, you really can’t go wrong. This is a silky-smooth earl grey panna cotta that has a thick mouthfeel because heavy cream is incorporated into the custard. This recipe is heavenly with just a couple of berries on top. Not the healthiest of desserts, but not the worst either! I love making a batch of these babies and surprising the husband with a treat after dinner. They are pretty easy to whip up while I am making dinner and I love how they don’t take up a lot of space in the fridge. Anytime I bake, it usually requires half of the kitchen and a huge mess. lol.
Do you have a favorite type of earl grey tea? Incorporate it into this recipe! We really love earl grey in our household so we have a huge amount in our tea cupboard. I like to make recipes like this occasionally, to use up old tea and make room for new varieties. I recently bought some rose tea at Whole Foods and it is absolutely heavenly. You could even experiment with your favorite tea other than earl grey in this perfect panna cotta recipe because I soaked the tea bags for about half an hour before adding the gelatin and reheating. So easy!
Make sure to not reheat the panna cotta too much because that will break down the gelatin and completely ruin your amazing custard. It won’t set up and it will just be a cup of soupy earl grey milk. Sounds gross right?? So just keep that in mind!
Do you have a favorite type of custard? I think my favorite may be chocolate panna cotta because it is basically chocolate pudding for adults (am I right??) so maybe I will whip that up next! Happy baking everyone and enjoy the first days of fall.
Earl Grey Panna Cotta
- Measuring cup
- fine strainer
- 1 Packet Powdered Gelatin
- 240 Grams Whole Milk
- 480 Grams Heavy Cream
- 100 Grams Sugar
- Splash Vanilla Extract
- 3 Earl Grey Tea Bags
- Start by placing the gelatin in a small bowl, add just enough water to cover the gelatin powder. It should start to bloom instantly. Place your milk, cream, and sugar into a pot to simmer. Once your cream mixture has begun to simmer, add your tea bags and allow the mixture to steep for 30 minutes.
- Remove the tea bags, and reheat the cream until warm and then add in your bloomed gelatin and vanilla. Once everything is nicely combined, strain into individual containers. You can place plastic or foil over your mugs at this point but I chose to see if the panna cotta would develop a skin. I left my panna cotta in the fridge overnight and it actually did not develop a skin! It was thick enough for me to place a couple of berries on top and serve for dessert that evening. I hope you enjoy! These panna cotta should keep well in the fridge for about three days before I would throw them out.
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