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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32 comments:

  1. Delicious dessert. Sounds great.

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  2. Awesome and tempting pannacotta...

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

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  4. Looks so delicious and tempting.. thanks for sharing !!
    Indian Cuisine

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

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

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  7. Looks so wonderful !! perfect one !!

    Ongoing event CC:Vegan Diet - Plant Based Food

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  8. sounds so yum..lovely dessert :)

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  9. Yummy!
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  10. So yum....Delicious dessert.

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  11. delicious dessert... looks fabulous..

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

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

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

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  15. drooling badly ..too good must try..

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  16. 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 :-)

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  17. yummy n flavorful dessrt yumm

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

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

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

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