Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins
Very easy to prepare and looks fantastic. As a bonus it is gluten free and can be prepared a day in advance. Should be removed from the fridge about 30 minutes prior to serving. Serve with the fruit of your choice- eg strawberries, glazed pear tropical fruits. Can be served topped with a syrup or just a swirl of honey. However you choose....it's a dessert to be enjoyed by all. Pannacoota is an Italian phrase which literally means "cooked cream". Panna cotta is served all over Italy and is a traditional dessert.
- 2 tablespoons warm water
- 3 teaspoons gelatin
- 1 cup milk
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 1 cup cream
- vanilla essence
- Prepare six dariole or timbale moulds by brushing lightly with almond oil or a very light tasting oil. (I have used cooking spray successfully). Place the moulds on a tray- this makes it easier later with transferring to the refrigerator.
- Sprinkle the gelatine over the warm water and microwave on medium for 30 seconds, or until the gelatine has dissolved.
- In a seperate bowl, heat the milk and honey on High for 2 minutes.
- Strain the gelatine mix into the hot milk/honey mixture. Quickly stir to combine.
- Whisk in the cream and a couple of drops of vanilla essence.
- Pour the custrad into your moulds. Loosely cover with plastic cling wrap. Chill for at least 4 hours.
- Remove from fridge approx 30 mins prior to serving. I usually do this as we are about to eat our main meal.
- To serve- remove pannacotta from moulds. Lightly brush the top of the custard with water. Run a small bladed knife around the outside of the ustard. Invert onto plates and serve with your choice of fruits, sauce, berry coulis or a drizzle of honey.
- If the custard did not centre on the plate when removed from the mould, you should be able to slide it over (that was the reason for the brushing of water).