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Crafting a Quick and Festive Christmas Glass Dessert

 A Delectable Glass Dessert for the Holidays


Indulge in the delightful world of a Christmas glass dessert that's not only quick and easy to make but also a feast for the eyes. This delightful creation leverages the unique hardening properties of berry jelly, which quickly sets with agar, and panna cotta, which owes its firmness to gelatin. Are you seeking an ideal addition to your Christmas menu? Look no further - this recipe promises a delectable treat, and the cute Christmas picks add a touch of festive charm.

The Journey Begins: Preparation

Before we dive into crafting this delightful dessert, it's essential to prepare. Begin by soaking the gelatin sheets in cold water, ensuring they soften and become pliable for the panna cotta.

Crafting the Christmas Glass Dessert

Let's embark on the exciting journey of creating this Christmas glass dessert.

1. Prepare the Molding

   Start by lining a muffin mold or cercle mold with kitchen paper or a similar material. Secure the pudding bottle diagonally within the mold for the perfect presentation.

2. Mix Sugar and Agar

   In a bowl, combine granulated sugar and agar, ensuring a thorough mix.

3. Creating the Berry Jelly Base

   Place the mixture from step 2 into a pot along with water. Bring it to a boil, maintaining a temperature of about 80 degrees Celsius for approximately 3 minutes.

4. Infuse with Berries and Zest

   Introduce the vibrant flavors of strawberry puree, raspberry puree, and a dash of lemon juice. Stir the mixture well.

5. Pour and Set

   Pour this delightful concoction into the prepared bottle and let it solidify at room temperature. If time is of the essence, you can expedite the process by refrigerating it.

6. Creating the Panna Cotta

   It's time to make the velvety panna cotta. Combine milk, fresh cream, granulated sugar, and a hint of vanilla paste in a pot. Heat it until it's just about to reach a boiling point.

7. Strain for Smoothness

   Pass the panna cotta mixture through a strainer to ensure a silky-smooth texture.

8. Integrate Gelatin

   As the temperature of the mixture drops to approximately 40 degrees Celsius, add the softened gelatin sheets. Stir well to combine.

9. Layer and Chill

   Pour the panna cotta mixture from step 8 onto the berry jelly base, and let the layers meld together as they chill in the refrigerator for about 3 hours until they reach a delectable firmness.

 10. Decorate with Flair

   Add a touch of decorative finesse by combining granulated sugar with fresh cream. Allow this mixture to stand for 8 minutes, then use your preferred nozzle to create an exquisite decoration on your dessert.

11. The Final Touch

   To complete your Christmas glass dessert, embellish it with fresh strawberries and other delightful toppings. The addition of Christmas picks adds a dash of holiday spirit, making it a delightful treat that's ready to be savored.

A Festive Delight to Savor

The Christmas glass dessert is not just a culinary creation; it's a visual delight that adds a touch of magic to your holiday table. Craft this masterpiece, and watch as it becomes the centerpiece of your festive celebrations.

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