Surely you, like me, love surprising your guests with homemade desserts, but you also don't want to mess around in the kitchen because the main dishes already take work. For this reason, I have a good collection of desserts that can be prepared in advance and that are easy and successful. This is the case of panna cotta, which is a typical Italian dessert .

In case you don't know it, it is a kind of flan whose base is cream and gelatin . It has a fairly neutral flavor, so we can flavor it with vanilla and add some fruit sauce. I have chosen a cherry sauce , taking advantage of the fact that we are in season.

You can also accompany these panna cottas with a strawberry coulis, a peach sauce or even mango. Take advantage of the fruit you have at that moment and you can enjoy a different dessert every time.

Le Creuset silicone spatula , Le Creuset skillet frying pan and Le Creuset ceramic ramekins.

Ingredients (for 6 ramekins)

  • 1 L of cream 35% mg
  • 150g sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 8 leaves of neutral gelatin

For the caramel:

  • 100g of sugar
  • 50g of butter
  • 1 splash of red fruit gin
  • a handful of cherries

Le Creuset skillet skillet and panna cotta with cherry sauce.


  1. Soak the gelatin sheets in abowl of water.
  2. Put the cream, sugar and vanilla pod seeds in a cocotte . Let it come to a boil and remove from heat. Drain the gelatin sheets and mix them with the cream.
  3. Distribute the cream among the ramekins , let them cool and put them in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
  4. To prepare the caramel, put the sugar in a skillet and heat over medium heat. When the sugar has not yet completely caramelized, add the butter and cherries. Give it a couple of turns and add the gin. Let everything cook for a couple of minutes and remove from heat. Let it cool before using it.
  5. When serving, run a thin knife around the edge of the ramekins and unmold. Serve the sauce and cherries over the panna cottas, but be careful, it must not be hot or the panna cotta will melt.

Le Creuset ceramic ramekins and Le Creuset cocotte .

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