Saturday, September 13, 2014

048 - Vanilla Panna Cotta

Hey Sweetie! Let me put some sugar on yer lips!

Yes, this week recipe is, well, you guessed it, DESSERT!

Let me introduce you to the wonder that is... 

Panna Cotta is an Italian dessert made by basically cooking cream and sugar. The real recipe is said to have the mixture cooked in a bain-marie on a low temperature. But this method is hard. Like, Halo 4 ‘Legendary’ difficulty HARD.

So, in order to make it easier, a lot of restaurant outside of Italy basically made Panna Cotta by cooking Milk, Cream, Sugar and Gelatin and letting it set in the fridge before serving, resulting in a very wobbly looking but fine tasting Dessert.

I tried out this recipe because it just so happens that I found a Halal. Yes, you read that right. HALAL Gelatin Sheets!! This is not a sponsored message, but I got it at Grand Lucky Superstore at SCBD, and I haven’t found it anywhere else. 

But but, if you can’t find one, you can use the widely available Agar. Bear with me though; the result will be a lot firmer and less wobbly.


For 1 Servings, you will need:

50 ml of Whole Milk
150 ml of Cooking Cream
1 ¼ tbsp of Sugar
1 tbsp of Vanilla Extract
1 Sheet of Gelatine (Can be substituted with 1 tsp of Agar Agar)


Ready? Here We Go!

Step 1 – Get a sauce pan on medium heat. Pour your milk, cream, and sugar. Let it come to a simmer. This should take around 2-3 minutes.

Pour your cream/milk mixture in. Hmm hmm.
Sugar goes in

Step 2 – Once the liquid starts to simmer; add the vanilla extract and grab your Gelatin and mix it with the liquid. It should melt right away. You can use a whisk to ensure the mixture blend completely.

Gelatin action

Step 3 – Pour it into a mold, and let it harden in the fridge for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.

Step 4 – To knock the Panna Cotta out of it's mold, dip it in hot water for around 30 seconds to loosen the edges. After that, grab a sharp knife, slowly stab and run along the edges to loosen it. and...VOILA!

Step 5 - Serve!

Panna Cotta is definitely one of the creamiest desserts ever. Pair this with a Stawberry Coulis and you got yourself a party!



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