Earl Grey Panna Cotta
Recipe from Breakfast for Dinner
makes 6 servings
active time: 15 minutes H total time: 4 hours
1 packet unflavored gelatin
2 cups half-and-half
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 bags Earl Grey tea
Peel from 1 lemon*
*Use a vegetable peeler to remove large strips of the lemon peel.
1. In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cup cold water; let sit until softened, about 5 minutes.
2. Heat half-and-half and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium
heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture just starts to steam (do not let
it boil); remove from heat. Submerge tea bags and lemon peel in mixture; cover and steep for 5 minutes.
3. Remove lemon peel and tea bags, squeezing out any remaining liquid from the bags before discarding.
4. Stir gelatin into warm tea mixture until dissolved (if tea mixture has sat for more than 5 minutes, warm over medium heat until liquid just starts to steam again and then stir in gelatin). Pour into teacups or ramekins; chill uncovered until set, at least 4 hours.