Panna cotta with Le Gruyère AOP and red fruit coulis
Panna (cream) Cotta (cooked) welcomes our beloved Le Gruyère AOP in a half-salty, half-sweet recipe for an extraordinary dessert.
The history of panna cotta dates back to the 19th century in Piedmont, Italy. It is said that the first information about this dessert comes from a region called Les Langhe where a Hungarian woman imagined this recipe.
In the end, it doesn't matter where it came from. What interests us intrinsically is the universality of this dessert which has since travelled all over the world.
This version does not contain sugar per se. Mixing salt and sugar in the same recipe is not necessarily appropriate, but also, historically, sugar was rare and therefore a very expensive commodity. As a result, desserts were not as sweet as they are today, but were often accompanied by honey or slightly acidic red fruit, as in this recipe.
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250 g35% cream
100 gGruyère AOP
1 vanilla pod, split
1 tbspliqueur of choice
1.5 sheetsof gelatin
Red fruit coulis
1 pinchof lime zest
5 dropsof lime juice
100 gof blueberries
100 gof blackberries
4 edible flowers
4 sprigsof basil or mint
- Finely grate the Gruyère AOP and mix it with the cream.
- Bring to a boil and then simmer until the Gruyère AOP is completely dissolved in the cream.
- Add the vanilla pod.
- Soak the gelatin sheets in cold water.
- Add the liqueur according to taste.
- Drain and add the gelatin sheets and mix with a whisk.
- Pour the mixture into the verrines, tilting them. Place the tilted verrines on the empty egg tray.
- Set aside in the refrigerator for several hours until the mixture hardens.
Red fruit coulis
- Bring the water with the lime zest and juice to a boil. Add the fruit and allow to cool.
- Divide the fruit with its juice among the hardened verrines.
- Serve with an edible flower or a bunch of fresh herbs such as basil or mint.