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Panna  Cotta is an Italian dessert. It means Cream Cooked or Cooked CREAM. Following recepi is to cook for 4 to 6 pax.


  • 2 cups heavy cream (500ml, or 1 pint)
  • 2 ½ tblsp sugar (45gr, or 1 ½ oz.)
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 1 leaf of gelatine
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (not vanilla essence)
  • 1 tbsp dark rum (optional)
  • 2 x cups mixed berries

Cooking Process

  1. Soak gelatine in a little cold water until soft.
  2. Grab a heavy based pot and add cream and sugar.
  3. Split and scrape out vanilla pod.
  4. Add whole pod and vanilla extract.
  5. Gently bring to the boil, then take off the heat.
  6. Mix in gelatine until dissolved.
  7. Mix in rum, then strain through a fine sieve.
  8. Add to moulds and refrigerate (preferably overnight) until set.
  9. To make the sauce
  10. Add berries to small pot with 1 ½ tbsp sugar.
  11. Cook on a low heat for 15 minutes.
  12. To turn out Panna Cottas
  13. Dip moulds in warm water for 5 seconds.
  14. Gently turn out.
  15. They may require a firm ‘jolt’ to release them from their moulds!
  16. Serve with berry sauce.

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