Pistachio panna cotta with custard

Step by step recipe:

  1. 5 min.Pistachio panna cotta with custard : Photo of step #1
    Soak 2 sheets gelatin in cold water for 5 minutes to soften.
  2. 7 min.Pistachio panna cotta with custard : Photo of step #2
    Pour 250 ml liquid cream into a saucepan on medium heat and bring to the boil.
  3. 3 min.Pistachio panna cotta with custard : Photo of step #3
    Add 50 g Pistachio powder or paste and whisk until thoroughly mixed.
  4. 30 min.Pistachio panna cotta with custard : Photo of step #4
    Next add the softened gelatin (after draining well).

    Mix until fully melted, then leave the mixture at room temperature to cool for about 30 minutes.
  5. 2 hoursPistachio panna cotta with custard : Photo of step #5
    Lay a tea towel on a baking sheet and stand the small glasses on this (to stop them sliding about).

    Divide the mixture between the glasses, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  6. 5 min.Pistachio panna cotta with custard : Photo of step #6
    Meanwhile, put 60 g pistachios in a small frying pan on high heat and toast for about 5 minutes (they should only colour slightly).
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    Add 40 g caster sugar to the pan and caramelise the pistachios.
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    When they are well caramelised, tip the nuts out onto the worktop (or onto a sheet of cooking parchment if you prefer) to cool.
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    When cold, chop coarsely with a knife.
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    When you are ready to serve, take the panna cotta out of the fridge and add a little custard to each glass.
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    Finish with a few chopped caramelised pistachios and serve.

Remarks:

Get pistachios without skin if possible; they look so much nicer when caramelised.

Source:

Home made.

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