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.


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.


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.


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


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