Rating: 3.31 stars
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1

All the familiar flavors of a traditional strawberry shortcake come together in this fanciful form. Chill a thin layer of berry gelatin in the bottom of teacups, pour on a layer of creamy gelatin—panna cotta, a classic Italian dessert—and add pound cake. As the layers chill, they hold together; invert, and voila!

Martha Stewart Living, May 2009

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes 8
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Ingredients

For the Strawberry Jelly
For the Panna Cotta

Directions

Make the strawberry jelly:
  • Puree strawberries, sugar, 1/2 cup water, and salt in a food processor. Press through a fine sieve into a bowl. Stir in lemon juice (you should have 2 cups liquid).

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  • Sprinkle gelatin over remaining 3 tablespoons water, and let stand until softened, about 5 minutes.

  • Heat 1/2 cup strawberry puree in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add softened gelatin, stirring to dissolve. Stir into remaining strawberry puree. Divide among 8 six-ounce rounded teacups. Refrigerate until almost set, about 1 hour.

Make the panna cotta:
  • Prepare an ice-water bath. Stir together milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla seeds and pod if using, in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer. Remove from heat, and let stand for 10 minutes. Strain into a clean pan; discard pod.

  • Sprinkle gelatin over water, and let stand until softened, about 5 minutes. Bring milk mixture to a simmer. Add softened gelatin, and stir until it dissolves. Strain through sieve set over a bowl in ice-water bath, stir in vanilla extract if using. Let cool, stirring, until just beginning to set, 10 to 15 minutes. Divide among teacups.

  • Cut 8 rounds of pound cake to fit into the teacups, and place 1 inside each. Refrigerate until set, 8 hours or up to overnight. To serve, dip teacups in hot water for 15 to 20 seconds, until gelatin loosens, and invert quickly. Serve with fresh strawberries.

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Reviews (5)

26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
03/12/2013
i tried to make this recipe but in the panna cotta recipe steps 1 and 2 are repeated.i contacted martha stewart.com and they said they would look into it.but it is still wrong and have given up hope of making.. guess i will be going on to the foodnetwook web site.
Rating: Unrated
02/04/2012
A good part of the directions are missing on this recipe. (In the pannacotta section, step 1 is repeated under step 2) I guess the people who tried it searched elsewhere on how to make pannacotta; I'm not sure how else they could have made this.
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05/18/2011
i like this recipe!
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04/28/2009
I made this. It was pretty but I was not wild about the taste to be honest. http://marthaandme.wordpress.com/2009/04/28/strawberry-shortcake-jellies/
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04/20/2009
Can the gelatin be exchanged for something vegetarian like agar agar, and if so, what is the exchange rate? Thank you so much!