Marbled Berry Panna Cotta

"This is from Donna Hay's Autumn Issue 2 (from about 2001 I think). I added more vanilla (you can reduce this to half if you only like a slight vanilla taste) and used raw sugar (not as sweet). I have made this with espresso as well (see separate recipe). Looks great in a clear glass so you can see the pretty marbled effect (and no messy unmoulding!) Time doesn't include refrigeration time."
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  • Berry puree - Put berries & raw sugar in a small saucepan and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
  • Simmer 10 minutes or until thick and syrupy. Set aside to cool totally.
  • When cool, sieve to remove pips & set aside.
  • Panna Cotta - Put cream, powdered sugar & vanilla bean in a saucepan over low heat & simmer slowly, stirring occasionally, until liquid is reduced by approximately one third. Remove from the heat.
  • Put gelatine in a bowl, cover with the milk & stand for 5 minutes.
  • Stir into cream mixture and simmer for 1 minute longer.
  • Remove vanilla bean & allow mixture to cool.
  • Put a spoonful of the berry puree in the bottom 4 clear glass moulds/ramekins/glasses, swirling it up the side of each one.
  • Fill immediately with cooled panna cotta mixture. Cover & refrigerate for 4-6 hours or until firm.

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  1. Great recipe for panna cotta! I never sieve the berry pips out from anything, they are full of nutrients, by the way.
  2. Yum! This was such an easy desert and very pretty for dinner guest. I made this recipe for Little Miss (DD) and at the same time I made Recipe #229455 for hubby, both recipes use the same Panna Cotta mixture, so the whole family was happy. Kept to the recipe except used lactose free milk, cream and vegan gelatine. I had a little trouble with the berry puree, I think I left it on the stove for to long and was unable to strain it properly so I used the seeds as well. However it didn't take away from the taste, just didn't have the marble affect. Thank you LittleKiwiChook - *Made for Zaar World Tour 4*



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