When you get delicious sweet wine as a gift (in our case, worth 50 EUR per 0.5 liter but in a plastic vinegar bottle, to be exact), you can either just drink it all or use a part of it to make this amazing dessert. It’s so simple, anyone can do it, I promise. And from experience, it will get even the non-dessert-lovers praising it and wanting more! As I am one of those people who never reads the introduction stories in the recipe blogs and I just keep scrolling down to get to the recipe already, I’ll just get straight to it:
Ingredients (for 4 to 6 glasses):
750ml heavy cream
50g granulated sugar
4 gelatin leafs
1 vanilla sugar package
1 cup (190g) dried plums (deboned)
3/4 cup (190 ml) sweet dark wine
7 tbsp water
cinnamon to taste
Heat up the cream until almost at a boil, then add the regular and vanilla sugar. Mix in the gelatin leafs which you have previously soaked in cold water. Mix well so all the gelatin disolves, and then let it rest a little before pouring in in glasses. Cover with foil and let rest overnight.
To serve, cook the dried plums with wine and cinnamon until soft. It should take around 15 minutes on medium heat. Add a few tablespoons of water if required. Once cooked through, mix the cooked plums in a mixer until smooth and add a few more tablespoons of water to get the right consistency.
Top the panna cotta with the plums and crumble some ginger snaps over it.