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Sweet Corn Panna Cotta with Sbrisolona Crumble


  • Author: Sabrina Russo
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 panna cotta, 1 sbrisolona 1x

Description

Corn can be the star of desserts too. Creamy, sweet corn panna cotta and crumbly, cornmeal and nut cake, sbrisolona, make an unlikely but delicious pair.


Ingredients

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Panna cotta:

  • 2 ½ cups fresh corn kernels or frozen, defrosted corn (35 ears of corn)
  • 2 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 2/cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 packet unflavored, powdered gelatin (about 2 tsp)

Sbrisolona:

  • 3.5 oz all purpose flour
  • 3.5 oz fine yellow corn meal
  • 3.5 oz unsalted butter, softened at room temperature, sliced
  • 2 oz blanched, whole almonds
  • 1.5 oz skinned hazelnuts
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • Zest of ½ orange
  • Dash vanilla extract
  • 1015 skin-on almonds, to decorate (optional)

Instructions

  1. Prepare ramekins: Butter 6 (5-6 oz) ramekins. Set aside.
  2. Cook corn: Add corn kernels and ¼ cup of water to a small pan. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer and cover. Steam for about 3-5 minutes or until just cooked through. If all of the water evaporates during cooking, add a couple extra tablespoons, as needed. Drain and transfer to a blender.
  3. Heat cream & sugar: Place heavy cream, sugar and salt in a small sauce pan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  4. Bloom gelatin: While cream mixture heats, pour cold milk into a small bowl, sprinkle over gelatin and allow to bloom for 5-10 minutes. Whisk milk and gelatin into simmering cream mixture. Reduce heat to low and whisk until smooth.
  5. Puree panna cotta: Pour cream-gelatin mixture over the corn in the blender. Blend until smooth. Pass through a sieve. Filter for a second time through a cheesecloth.
  6. Pour & Chill: Pour into greased ramekins. Cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate at least 4-6 hours or overnight, until chilled and firmed.
  7. Combine dry ingredients for sbrisolona: Whisk together flour, cornmeal, sugar and salt in a bowl.
  8. Chop nuts: Finely grind blanched almonds in a food processor. Remove. Coarsely chop hazelnuts in processor. Add nuts to flour mixture.
  9. Work in butter: Add butter, zest and vanilla to mixture. Work in butter, using your fingertips, until the mixture resembles wet sand. Refrigerate at least 3-4 hours or overnight.
  10. Heat oven & prep pan: Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch springform pan. Cover bottom in parchment and grease again. You may also use a ring mold placed over parchment paper.
  11. Bake sbrisolna: Break up sbrisolona mixture into small (~ ½ inch) chunks and spread around prepared pan until full. Do not press down and pack. Decorate top with skin-on almonds, if desired. Bake about 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. Cool: Cool for 10 minutes, remove sides of springform pan, and cool completely over a wire rack. Remove bottom of pan and transfer to a plate.
  13. Serve: Unmold panna cotta. Place ramekins into a bowl or container of hot water, making sure water does not get into the ramekin. Allow to sit for about 30 seconds. Remove from water and run a knife along the inside edge of the ramekin to loosen the panna cotta. Place a plate on the top of the ramekin, flip to invert, give it a gentle tap and unmold. If the panna cotta does not unmold, place it in the warm water bath again. Crumble over pieces of sbrisolona. Enjoy.

Notes

  • The calories listed are not representative of an actual serving size of panna cotta. Seeing as you would only crumble a small amount of sbrisolona over each panna cotta (not 1/6 of the cake as the calculation represents), one serving will be several hundred calories less.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Simmer, Blend
  • Cuisine: Italian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 panna cotta + 2 tbsp crumbles
  • Calories: 358
  • Sugar: 28.6 g
  • Sodium: 226.3 mg
  • Fat: 21.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 13 g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.8 g
  • Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 4.9 g

Keywords: corn panna cotta, sweet corn panna cotta, sbrisolona