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Panna Cotta

Posted on August 28th, 2014

These sophisticated yet healthy desserts are absolutely scrumptious without any strings attached! They are the perfect way to end off a dinner party and are quick and easy to make.

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Heat 3 cups of milk over the stove until it has started to warm up.
Dissolve 2 sachets (20ml) of gelatin in a small amount of water (about a tablespoon)
Whisk this into the warm milk (now off the heat) along with 4 tablespoons of honey, 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence and 2 cups of thick Greek yogurt.
Whisk until this mixture is smooth. Then pour into ramekins (it should fill about 6) and refrigerate.

Now for the best part; the delicious fruity sauces. I will give you the recipes for two of my favourites.

Berry Coulis:
Place 1 cup of frozen berries in a saucepan with a dash of water and 2 tablespoons of honey. Allow this to simmer for about 10 minutes until a thicker sauce is produced. You can cook it for longer until it has reached your desired consistency. The longer you cook it for, the thicker your sauce will be.

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Orange sauce: (this sauce is typically served with Crepe Suzette and is divine!)
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Add 2 tablespoons of honey.
Stir in the zest and juice of 2 oranges and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add the segments of 2 naartjies and 25ml of Cointreau or any other orange liqueur.
Simmer for a further 2 minutes.

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These sauces can then be drizzled over the panna cottas once they are firm to the touch and served.

 



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