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Ingredients:

  • **For the Espresso-Panna-Cot
  • Layer**
  • 1 1/2 c Heavy cream
  • 3 tb Sugar
  • 1 tb Espresso -- finely ground
  • 1 ts Unflavored gelatin
  • **For the Espresso-Gelatin
  • Layer**
  • 1 1/4 c Brewed espresso -- strong
  • 1 1/4 ts Unflavored gelatin
  • 3 tb Sugar
  • **For the Vanilla-Panna-Cott
  • Layer**
  • 1 1/2 c Heavy cream
  • 1 ts Unflavored gelatin
  • 3 tb Sugar
  • 1/4 Whole vanilla beans --
  • Split

Directions:

For the Espresso Panna Cotta: Heat 3/4 cup cream, sugar and ground espresso over medium-low heat, stirring to dissolve. Bring just to a boil; remove from heat. Steep 5 minutes. Meanwhile, pour remaining 3/4 cup cream into the top of a double boiler (not over heat). Sprinkle gelatin over, let stand to soften, 5 minutes. Add warm espresso mixture; place over simmering water; whisk until gelatin is dissolved, 3 to 5 minutes. Strain mixture through cheesecloth-lined strainer. Pour 1/4 cup espresso panna cotta into each of six tall 8-ounce glasses. Cover with plastic; refrigerate until set, about 1 hour. For Espresso Gelatin: Place 1/2 cup chilled brewed espresso in a bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over, let stand to soften, about 5 minutes. Bring sugar and remaining 3/4 cup espresso just to a boil; add to espresso-gelatin mixture; whisk to dissolve. Cool to room temperature. Add 2 tablespoons espresso gelatin to eachglass. Cover; refrigerate to set, 40 minutes. Refrigerate remaining espresso gelatin in a small baking dish, covered, to set. For Vanilla Panna Cotta: Combine 3/4 cup cream and sugar in a saucepan; scrape vanilla seeds into cream, add pod, and bring just to a boil. Remove from heat. Steep for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in top of a double boiler (not over heat), sprinkle gelatin over remaining 3/4 cup cream; let stand to soften, 5 minutes. Pour hot cream over gelatin mixture and set over simmering water; whisk until gelatin dissolves, about 5 minutes. Pour through cheesecloth-lined strainer; cool to room temperature. Pour 1/4 cup vanilla panna cotta into each glass. Cover, refrigerat 1 1/2 hours to set. To serve, spoon remaining espresso gelatin into glasses on top of vanilla layer.
 
Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #154
 
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 1996 08:58:13 -0800
 
From: Kristine <ksimpson@cwo.com>
 
Recipe By : Martha Stewart Living, June 1996