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Panna cotta

Panna cotta

Panna cotta is an Italian dessert which means "cooked cream". It's a set vanilla cream, similar to blancmange, which is frequently served with other things like fruit coulis (fruit purée), caramel etc.. Here is the basic panna cotta recipe.

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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 8 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
20 min.5 min.25 min.
Preservation: 1 or 2 days in the fridge, protected by a plastic film
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Step by step recipe

1 Panna cotta : Photo of step #1Put 2 sheets gelatin into a bowl of cold water. 3 min.
2 Panna cotta : Photo of step #2Meanwhile, pour 500 ml liquid cream, 100 ml whole milk and 70 g caster sugar into a pan.

Add 2 vanillas pod, mix well and bring to the boil over medium heat.

As soon as it boils, remove from heat, cover and leave to infuse for at least 30 minutes.
5 min.
3 Panna cotta : Photo of step #3After this time, pour cream through a strainer to remove all small bits of vanilla pods. 5 min.
4 Panna cotta : Photo of step #4Add gelatin to cream (after draining and drying with a cloth) and stir with a whisk or a maryse. 2 min.
5 Panna cotta : Photo of step #5Put cream bowl into cold water, stirring from time to time. 10 min.
6 Panna cotta : Photo of step #6When cream is cold, divide it between glasses, cover with plastic film and refridgerate overnight.
7 Panna cotta : Photo of step #7Next day, your panna cotta is set and ready to serve. You can eat it like this, but it's much better with something slightly acicidic like a fruit coulis (fruit purée).

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
184622 gr94 gr154 gr
92 %8 %9 %23 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
2723 gr14 gr23 gr
14 %1 %1 %3 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
2302 gr11 gr19 gr
12 %1 %1 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 8 people : 7.74 €
Per person : 0.97 €

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Whole milkWhole milk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Rice pudding with fruit and nuts, Cheese Soufflé, Pain perdu, Sandwich bread, Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa , ... [All]
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: You should not leave egg yolks in contact with sugar, Pets de nonne, Flognarde, Gâteau Basque , Cherry clafoutis, ... [All]
Vanilla podVanilla pod: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Poaching syrup, Pistachio confectioner's custard, Blackcurrant, vanilla and lime verrine , How to use a vanilla pod effectively, Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa , ... [All]

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