Friday, April 10, 2009

And so this is Easter...

...and what have I done?

A chocolate egg filled with dulce de leche pannacotta!

The pannacotta is awesome on its own, so you don't have to go to the trouble of filling chocolate eggs, but it's a cute idea for an Easter dessert.

DULCE DE LECHE PANNACOTTA

  • 100 gr (3.5 oz) sugar
  • 100 ml milk
  • 600 ml cream
  • 1/2 cup dulce de leche
  • 6 sheets of gelatine
In a large pan that will fit all the ingredients, start by caramelizing the sugar until it's golden brown. Meanwhile boil the cream and milk together and add to the caramel as soon as it has the desired color. Be careful because it will boil up, turn the heat down and whisk. Part of the caramel will become hard, but that's fine, because it will melt again. Keep whisking until all the caramel is dissolved. Take the pan out of the stove and add the dulce de leche mixing well. Add the gelatine as well. When working with sheets you need to soften them in cold water first, so make sure you don't skip this step. Pass the mixture through a sieve and put into glasses or moulds and refrigirate. If you're going to fill the chocolate eggs wait a bit!

To fill the chocolate eggs with the pannacotta you first need to cut one small cap on the eggs, do that cutting very carefully with a hot knife. Then you need to stabilize the eggs, you can do that by putting each egg inside a small espresso cup with pieces of kitchen towel. Last you need to cool down your pannacotta, otherwise it will melt the chocolate, just leave it at room temperature and mix it every once in a while. The trick is filling the eggs while the mixture is not hot anymore but it's still not as cold that it starts getting hard from the gelatine.

Why have just hollow eggs when you can have this caramelly creamy filling? Really, why?

53 comments:

gail said...

Ooooh! This looks absolutely fantastic!!!!! mmmmmm!!!!!

VeggieGirl said...

DULCE DE LECHE FILLING?!?!?!?!!?! **swoons**

Nazarina A said...

May I have one of those pretty please!

Katrina said...

I'll take a dozen in a cute Easter carton, please! ;)
De-licious! Move over Cadbury!

Pearl said...

WOW! thank you for sharing!

Natashya said...

Amazing! You think of everything!

Dawn said...

Wow. I was wondering if you were going to do something "egg, chocolate" for Easter. I was not expecting something as decadent as this! Wow!

Bob said...

Oh my, that looks amazing!

Leslie said...

Rita, you are kick ass!!! YUM

Bron said...

delicious!

Rhyleysgranny said...

Oh Wow I am drooling. What a clever cookie you are

Dragon said...

What a perfect dessert for an easter dinner.

Steph said...

OMG!!! That looks amazing.

Manuela © said...

Já não bastavam os ovos ocos a tentarem-me a toda a hora, então este tão recheadinho. Isso é um pecado mortal :P

Sophie said...

Definitely better than Cadbury eggs! :) Happy Easter!

linda said...

Dulce de leche panna cotta must be too good, so yummy! Who eats hollow eggs when you can fill them?

jodye said...

What a nice change from the standard cadbury creme egg... these look divine!

Mallory Elise said...

wow that's pretty intense :)

Reeni♥ said...

These are positively divine!!!!!

Sarah said...

how did you do the hollow eggs? or did you buy them?

Sara @ Our Best Bites said...

Amazing! These look fantastic.

Elyse said...

First of all, your title made me smile. A play on one of my favorite songs!! And man, your pictures look fabulous. I love that you've filled these fabulous looking chocolate eggs with a caramely, creamy treat. Delicious! Happy Easter!

Carol said...

WOW,YOUR PICTURES ARE FABULOUS!! DULCE DE LECHE WITH CHOCOLAT IS AN IRRESISTIBLE THING!

Ingrid said...

Oh man but that looks and sounds sooooo good! Yum!

Seriously, I'm in awe of your creativity!

Happy Easter!
~ingrid

Lisa said...

OMG, Rita, you just continue to amaze me with your delicious creativity! Those eggs are outstanding! I'm drooling!!

noble pig said...

You better be bringing one to me!

Happy Easter!

ilcucchiaiodoro said...

Mmmm molto buoni

Heather said...

WOW! way better than a cadbury egg! that looks amazing!

Selba said...

This is great!

Btw, Happy Easter!

Cakebrain said...

What a cute idea! I like the idea that you can eat your chocolatey vessel for the dulce de leche panna cotta. Both components are yummy compliments!

morgana said...

Woooooooooooooooooooowwwwww. Esto tiene que estar de pecado, seguro. Qué buena pinta tiene, qué invento más genial. Qué imaginación. Se me hace la boca agua...

Jo said...

This is way too cool, added with delicious.

Bridgett said...

Oh my, this is AMAZING!! Much better than cadbury!

Jeanine said...

Oh wow! How sweet! :)
Hope you had a happy easter!

Gurma said...

oh sweet Lord =) I just love that filling, but all that look so amasing...unbeliveble

Katie said...

This is my kind of creme egg!

Raelynn said...

Oh my, how this looks AMAZING!!! Will defiantly give it a go!!

Jude said...

That is really cute. Another wonderful idea from you. Everything you make is so creative.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Your creativity never stops amazing me. You outdo yourself in every post! These look so incredibly delicious!

Juliana said...

WOW, dulce de leche filled chocolate eggs? Cannot go wrong.

The Blonde Duck said...

If only all bunnies gave out eggs that looked like this!

Olivia said...

Yummmmmmmmm!!! I want some now!

Nick said...

This is ridiculous. And by ridiculous, I mean awesome. I'm going to fill my chocolate eggs with ketchup next year, that'll be a surprise.

dessertobsessed said...

WOW i love this! i think i'd use this filling on anything!

Lisa said...

I wish the easter bunny had brought some of these!

gine said...

mmmm ... so cute :-)!!! Sounds superdelicious!

RecipeGirl said...

Dulce de Leche Panacotta??? What a fabulous discovery! I'm simply drooling over this. I can't even imagine what that must taste like. Heaven, I'm sure!

Emily said...

Oh my goodness... yes!! Good delicious idea, my friend.

FFichiban said...

This is pure genius!! pannacotta filled Easter eggs yuummmmm! I would srsly buy heaps of these!

gastroanthropologist said...

What you have done is done something amazing. I hate the easter creme eggs, but this I would definitely go on an easter egg hunt. I know easter has since passed but I'm not forgetting about this recipe...

Zen Chef said...

Oh lord, this is so evil!

Marry me Rita, marry me!! And surprise me with things like that everyday! :-)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I never was that crazy about chocolate Easter eggs, until today. I am officially in love.

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

That is such a cute idea and a dulce de leche pannacotta? Be still my beating heart!