White chocolate panna cotta with stewed strawberries

    4 hours 27 min

    This creamy white chocolate panna cotta topped with stewed strawberries is a delicious make-ahead dessert for an elegant dinner party.

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    Serves: 6 

    • Panna cotta
    • 170g white chocolate, chopped
    • 475ml whipping cream
    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
    • 1 tablespoon boiling water
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons gelatine powder
    • Stewed strawberries
    • 100g fresh strawberries, quartered
    • 4 tablespoons fresh orange juice
    • 2 teaspoons caster sugar

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:4hr setting  ›  Ready in:4hr27min 

    1. Combine white chocolate, cream, 1 tablespoon sugar and vanilla bean paste in a saucepan over low heat; cook and stir until chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth, 5 to 7 minutes.
    2. Place boiling water in a small bowl. Sprinkle gelatine powder over water and stir until dissolved. Stir gelatine mixture into white chocolate mixture until smooth.
    3. Ladle white chocolate mixture into six ramekins. Cover with cling film and chill until set, about 4 hours.
    4. Combine strawberries, orange juice, and 2 teaspoons sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to the boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, until strawberries have softened and mixture has a syrupy consistency, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes.
    5. Spoon some stewed strawberries on top of panna cotta in each ramekin to serve.

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    I made this, but not with the strawberries as the ones at the store were awful. I had some fresh blueberries from my little bush so I made a sauce out of them and strained out the seeds and served it with that and a few fresh berries. I did make a couple of small changes to the recipe . I used Vanilla Extract to taste. I bloomed the gelatin in 1/2 cup of cold milk which was added to the cream mixture after the sugar melted as it seemed like too much gelatin for such a small amount of liquid. I did not use the water. I used a little more sugar and little less chocolate and I added a tablespoon or so of white vinegar to give it a bit of tartness. (A recipe trick I learned from some cooking show). Makes it taste a bit like buttermilk panna cotta without the buttermilk. My boyfriend loved it. I hate panna cotta so you'll have to take his word for it. He is the expert and he was licking the molds. Me, I hate the taste of boiled milk, so I can't judge a good one from a bad one. I will be making this for him again. Next time I'll try the strawberries. Thank you.  -  24 Jul 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Made this for Christmas Eve dinner and it was delicious, and super easy to make!  -  25 Dec 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Panna cotta is one of my favorite desserts and with the addition of white chocolate, it makes it even more decadent! So easy to make, but yet elegant enough for company or a fancy dinner. I used half of a vanilla bean (just cut is in half and then scraped out the seeds and added them to the cream, and threw the bean in there as well). I didn't measure the gelatin, just used 1 of the little Knox gelatin packets, which I guestimated was about 1-1/2 tsp. It set up perfectly, and the stewed strawberries were a delicious topping for this. Will make this one again. Thanks for sharing the recipe.  -  21 Apr 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)