Tuesday 5 February 2013

Vanilla Panna cotta with Mango Puree

I have made a lot of time variety of panna cotta.
And to be honest some of them were disaster, I do exactly what the recipe saya and they dodnt set sometimes so even though it is such a easy dessert to make every time when I try a new recipe I am always checking to see if it is set or not.
There is nothing worse than making a dessert and then when it is time to serve to your guest you find out that you dessert is not good.
It has happend to me a couple of time and I curse my self for not sticking to the recipe I know which works than trying a new one.

And this recipe for pannacotta works very good.
Main problem I think is the gelatine, when the recipe says gelatine leaves, how do you know how much is the measurement as different brands I have noticed different lenght etc........
So I have given the gms from the packet of the gelatine I used in the recipe, so you can weigh them what ever brand gelating you use.
One ;ain thing is dont be tempeted to add more gelatine, nothing worse than having a rubbery pannacotta and less gelatine as I said they wont be set perfect.

I have tried this recipe couple of times and every time it sets not too runny and not too rubbery.
You can stick to the Vanilla pannacotta recipe exactly and then for the toppingm do what ever fruit you want or topping you want.
I had to hurry up to take the picture as ther ewas only one left and If I didnt hurry that would have been gone too.

Depending on how many you want to serve you can double or triple the recipe.


Ingridients for pannacotta

150 ml milk
150 ml cream
50 gm sugar
1/2 vanilla stick
2 gelatine leaves ( the packet I used had 9 leaves and the whole pack of 9 weighed 17 gm, and it is from this pack I used 2 gelatine leaves. So as i am bad in Maths just divide and do the correct amount)

Heat the milk and cream together in a pan with the sugar and the vanilla stick.
When the mix start to boil, less the fire to minimum and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
In the mean time soqk the 2 gelating leaves in a bowl with cold water +/- 4 minutes, when they are soft squeeze the leaves so all the water is drained and add to the milk/cream mix after the 5 minutes of simmer.
Mix every thing well, take out the vanilla stick , ( scrape all the seeds from inside and put the seeds back into the mix and then pour in individual glasses and chill atleast for couple of hours.

Before serving use any fruit as topping.
I used mango, as I only had frozen mango I mixed them into a smooth paste adding a little mago syrup ( I think frozen mangoes are not that sweet) and pour over the top of the pannacotta and serve.
If you are using fresh sweet mango you dont have to add the syrup.


Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

Heaven in a cup!!! I too love pannacotta, for the simplicity and the versatility of it.

Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights said...

Looks awesome...I did a vanilla panacotta with strawberry jelly last year. Even I was scared abt the gelatin consistency , but luckily it came out fine.

Love that spoon...how perfectly it matches with the color combo of your panacotta!

Priya Suresh said...

Beautiful,super elegant pannacotta, very catchy, sometimes i dont prepare pannacotta, as i dont want to get too runny or rubbery pannacotta,will makes some soon with urs.

Gloria Baker said...

what lovely dessert I lova mangos Finla!

Rafeeda AR said...

yummy panacotta... love it!!!

Angie's Recipes said...

What a beauty!

Sharmila said...

Just one word ... ooooohhhh! :-)
I got some actually sweet mangoes in B'lore in Feb!!! :-)

Jaya M said...

I am coming over there :-)..very tempting!! Finla and love the addition of mango..hugs and smiles

Srikitchen said...

wow! looks so yum!

Vineetha Sush said...

Thats a beautiful panacotta...I also had issues with gelatin ,esp when making mousse ..it always doesnt set for me so I started adding a little bit more than recipe demands and its working well now..
Atleast u got one beautiful panacotta for shooting which looks stunning ,today I made some pancakes and while setting up everything all my pancakes were disappearing one by one and i was only left with 3 which was hardly seen in the big plate so I had to give up :)

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

I had pannacotta for lunch today, but I would certainly prefer your version :-)

lissie said...

pannacotta looks absolutely yummy! love it...

Priya Elias said...

Sounds delish! And as usual, the pics are gorgeous. I love pannacotta and experiment with a different topping each time I make it :)

kraftangan said...

What are you trying to do finla? :-( ....make the rest of us lick the monitor ? :-P

Jaya M said...

Love mango flavour Finla , I am sure this is awesome!! ...how r you? ..take care..hugs and smiles