Friday, September 1, 2017

Panna Cotta with Berries Sauce

This is my first time making/tasting this classic Italian dessert panna cotta. Initially I thought it will taste very rich but is actually light and creamy with a silky and smooth texture! Its really a wonderful after meal dessert.

  • 330ml fresh milk
  • 3 tsp powdered gelatin
  • 70gm fine sugar
  • 300ml thickened cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
Berries Sauce
  • 2 cups berries (I used mixture of cranberry and strawberry)
  • 3 tbsp fine sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  1. Pour milk into a saucepan. Sprinkle gelatinised evenly over the top. Let it soften for 5 mins until the surface of the milk is wrinkled and gelatin grains look wet. Stir the milk mixture. 
  2. Turn on heat and cook over low heat, stirring frequently till gelatin is dissolved for about 5 mins. Do not allow the milk to boil or simmer. Remove the pan from fire if milk gets too hot. 
  3. Add in sugar and stir well to dissolve. Turn off flame when sugar and gelatine are dissolved.
  4. Whisk in cream, vanilla and salt. Pour the mixture into individual cups, covered and chill for at least 4 hours to set before serving. 
  5. To make berries sauce : Put berries into a saucepan, add in sugar and lemon juice. Cook over medium low heat for 5 mins until syrupy. Cool down to room temperature and spoon it over the top of chilled panna cotta.

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