Creamy panna cotta

    9 hours 10 min

    A deliciously vanilla cream dessert, with a mixed berry sauce. It's simple, very tasty and can be made a day before serving. Serve with a few fresh berries if available.

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    Serves: 6 

    • For the panna cottas
    • 2 teaspoons plain granulate gelatine
    • 4 tablespoons cold water
    • 750ml cream
    • 60g icing sugar, sieved
    • 1 (3.75cm-long) vanilla bean, split lengthways
    • For the berry sauce
    • 285g frozen mixed berries, thawed
    • 2 tablespoons icing sugar
    • 2 tablespoons brandy

    Prep:1hr5min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:8hr setting  ›  Ready in:9hr10min 

    1. In a small bowl, soften gelatine in cold water; set aside. Place cream, icing sugar and vanilla bean in a saucepan. Stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a simmer. Simmer gently for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and discard the vanilla bean.
    2. Add gelatine and water to the hot cream mixture. Stir until gelatine dissolves. Pour into 6 lightly oiled 125ml moulds (or other small cylindrical moulds) and refrigerate overnight or at least 8 hours.
    3. To make the berry sauce, combine berries and sugar in a bowl. Crush berries slightly with the back of a spoon, and mix in the brandy. Let stand for an hour until it has a syrupy consistency.
    4. Unmould panna cottas and serve with berry sauce.

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    I'll admit that I changed things here cuz I needed something with less far fat. I really appreciated the starting point, though and hope to make it as the recipe states at another point. That said, it was a big hit. I actually just used 2% milk instead of cream. I also didn't wait 8 hours--only about 3. The consistency was like Jello. It was a nice light flavor. Also didn't have brandy so just used the berries and sugar. My fussy, fussy eaters were full of compliments and the dieters were delighted to know they weren't doing too much damage to the diet. Thanks. I'm looking forward to trying it again both your way and mine!  -  31 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    great reciepe for bulk. I did a 200 person party and used it. Just make sure to freeze it in rubber molds if you are not serving it in a dish.  -  19 Feb 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    great recipe, most recipes for panna cotta use sheet gelatine and it is not so easy to find as powdered. I'm not a fan of frozen berries and fresh are not available so I served it with rhubarb and strawberry compote. ( strawberries available all year in Australia)  -  23 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)