Strawberry Panna Cotta

Can you believe that I have never attempted to make Panna Cotta before? HIM has a tendency to order this dessert when we go out for dinner sometimes… but claims it isn’t his favourite 🙂

I had visions of it being really difficult – when in reality, there are very few ingredients and the steps are pretty easy.. so 10/10 for a future dessert making choice! I adapted this recipe from the BBC Good Food website.

PLUS – I was inspired to make something similar to the dessert that I had while I experience *Dinner in the Sky* earlier in the week. AND I had 3x500g of Strawberries to us up after spending Saturday morning picking them at Marie’s Garden in Overijse. We ate one container… I made jam with the 2nd container and the 3rd container was for the coulis topping of this Panna Cotta.

Make again? Definitely! It makes 5 generous portions…  and is a great make ahead dessert.

Strawberry Panna Cotta

3 Gelatine leaf
500ml double cream
150ml milk
100g caster sugar
1 vanilla pod

500g strawberry
1 1/2 teaspoon cornflour
50g caster sugar

  • Place gelatine leaves in a small bowl of cold water to soften for approx. 5 minutes
  • Split the vanilla pod, scrape out the seeds and place in a saucepan with cream, milk & sugar
  • Heat gently until hot (not bubbling) and then remove from heat
  • Remove gelatin from water, squeeze out excess liquid & add one at a time to the hot cream
  • Stir until dissolved
  • Stand for 20-30min until cooled
  • Strain mixture and pour into serving glasses
  • Chill for at least 3hr

to make the topping

  • using a hand held blender, blitz the washed, hulled & cut strawberries in a bowl
  • Strain liquid to remove seeds
  • Place in a saucepan with cornflour & sugar
  • Place over a medium heat for approx. 5min until juices thicken
  • Set aside to cool
  • Once completely cool – top the set panna cottas with the strawberry mixture
  • Chill until ready to serve

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