Panna cotta is a type of pudding. The origin of this simple white pudding recipe is unknown: some affirm that it is a lighter version of the French Bavarese, while others believe it derives from the Sicilian sweet, “Bianco Mangiare”, which originated from the Arabs; in any case most people affirm that it originates from Piedmont’s Langhe and that a Hungarian lady invented it, which is why the popular pudding is reputed to originate from the Italian patisserie where it is widely known.
Panna cotta is made with panna, milk and sugar, mixing with gelatin and letting it cool. Certain recipes use egg white’s thickening power as an alternative to gelatin.
It may be served in various ways, depending on your taste, the season and menu: it is generally accompanied with a berry sauce, caramel, chocolate or fresh fruit.
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