Best Panna Cotta with Strawberry Sauce

    4 hours 33 min

    This version of panna cotta is not only simple, but delicious. It is served with a fresh strawberry sauce. If you can't get hold of fresh strawberries, substitute in frozen ones.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 350ml milk
    • 7g unflavoured gelatine granules
    • 350ml whipping cream
    • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1 punnet fresh strawberries, quartered
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 4 tablespoons water

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:18min  ›  Extra time:4hr chilling  ›  Ready in:4hr33min 

    1. Pour the milk into a bowl; sprinkle the gelatine over the milk. Allow mixture to sit until the gelatine softens, about 5 minutes.
    2. Combine the cream and 4 tablespoons sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the gelatine mixture; cook and stir until gelatine dissolves completely, about 3 minutes. Add the vanilla extract. Pour the mixture evenly into ramekins; cover and chill at least 4 hours.
    3. To make the strawberry sauce, combine the strawberries, 2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 4 tablespoons sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat. While the mixture cooks, crush the strawberries with a potato masher. Simmer the sauce until the sugar has dissolved and the sauce has thickened, about 10 minutes; cool.
    4. Remove chilled ramekins from the refrigerator shortly before serving. Dip the bottoms of the ramekins in warm water to help loosen the custard. Run a thin-bladed knife around the inner edge of each ramekin to loosen the dessert; turn onto a dessert plate to unmould. Spoon strawberry sauce over panna cotta to serve.

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    very nice recipe didn't take as long as I thought but very nice  -  09 Feb 2016


    this is a good one. if you really find it quite hard to remove from the ramekins, you can also let it chill and serve in wineglass for a different look then garnish with sliced strawberries on top .. yumyum..  -  05 Oct 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I spent all day in the kitchen fixing dinner for my boyfriend's birthday but I should have just made this! My strawberries were particularly juicy so I didn't add any water to the sauce. It was so easy to make but looked/tasted like I'd spent all day on it. He lived in Rome for several years and insists that the panna cotta had the perfect consistency and taste. A definite must-try!  -  15 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)