Monday, March 26, 2012

Vanilla Panna Cotta with Strawberry Coulis

I bought this packet of gelatin sometime back just because I have seen it being used in some gorgeous looking panna cottas in the Masterchef episodes. Back when I got it, I didn't even have the intention of making a panna cotta, because I was not confident to use it. What if the gelatin didnot bloom properly, what if I didn't put in enough gelatin, what if the panna cotta didn't set properly, what if I put in more gelatin and the dish got hard... and my list of what ifs went on.
But then when I saw the lonely packet of gelatin and some 1/2 cup of left over cream, I mustered my confidence and tried a simple vanilla panna cotta for our weekend dessert and a strawberry coulis to go with it. Bang, it was a hit with the family.

I served it with some strawberry coulis. The original recipe for the strawberry coulis called for some corn starch too but I ignored it as I didn't want the natural strawberry flavor to get corrupted.

~*What U Need*~
For the Vanilla Panna Cotta
Milk - 1/2 cup
Cream - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Gelatin - 1 1/2 tsp
Water - 1 tbsp
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp

For the Strawberry coulis
Strawberries(big) - 6-7
Sugar - 1/2 tbsp
Lime Juice - few drops
Water - 1 tbsp

How I Made it:
Add gelatin to 1 tbsp of water and allow to bloom for 10 mins untouched. Meanwhile, in a nonstick pan, add cream, milk, sugar and vanilla essence and whisk till the sugar is dissolved and the mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat and add the dissolved gelatin and whisk till well incorporated.
Pour into ramekins and refrigerate till set. This will take atleast 3 hours.

For the strawberry coulis, hull the strawberries and in a blender, blend the strawberries, sugar, water and lime juice till you get a smooth consistency. Refrigerate till use.

When serving, demould the panna cotta from the ramekins. Place on a plate, pour 1 tsp of strawberry coulis on top of the panna cotta and serve chilled.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. Delicious dessert. Sounds great.

  2. Awesome and tempting pannacotta...

  3. I love pannacotta...looks nice n delicious

  4. This look really gorgeous.........u done this perfectly..n very nice cliks too.....thanx 4 this recipe......

  5. Drooling here, I can feel the soft texture in my mouth, superb..

  6. delicious dessert... looks fabulous..

  7. How is pregnancy coming, Vanilla panacotta looks delicious with that strawberry coulis.

  8. Looks too good Vimitha...feel like having some right now

  9. Awesome!! Would love to try this :)

  10. drooling badly ..too good must try..

  11. Lovely... you know I had panna cota for the first time last week and ever since have been wanting to make it...your post is another inspiration :-)

  12. yummy and colorful dessert..I love the plate too..complements very well the coulis

  13. I love panna cotta and till now all my attempts were failure only. :-( But love your version with strawberry coulis...simply superb.

  14. i love panna cotta...tho never tried it! thansk for the recipe!


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