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

Keywords for this recipe:Panna cottaCreamItaly

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Stage 1 - 3 min.
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Put 2 sheets gelatin into a bowl of cold water.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Meanwhile, 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.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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After this time, pour cream through a strainer to remove all small bits of vanilla pods.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
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Add gelatin to cream (after draining and drying with a cloth) and stir with a whisk or a maryse.

Stage 5 - 10 min.
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Put cream bowl into cold water, stirring from time to time.

Stage 6
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When cream is cold, divide it between glasses, cover with plastic film and refridgerate overnight.

Stage 7
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Next 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).


1 or 2 days in the fridge, protected by a plastic film.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,846 Kcal or 7,729 Kj22 gr94 gr154 gr
92 %8 %9 %23 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
272 Kcal or 1,139 Kj3 gr14 gr23 gr
14 %1 %1 %3 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
231 Kcal or 967 Kj3 gr12 gr19 gr
12 %1 %1 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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GelatinGelatin: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Plum and almond panna cotta, Fruit crémeux, Pistachio panna cotta with custard, Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa , How to use gelatin, ... All

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