Panna Cotta recipe

Panna Cotta means set cream and is often served as a dessert. We love to make a yoghurt panna cotta and serve for breakfast in the warmer months. It’s also the most wonderful dessert.

It’s healthy and delicious and a very simple recipe.

We have a more decadent cream version here

Yoghurt Panna Cotta
Author: The Nutrition Guru and The Chef
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Serves: 4
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup natural yoghurt
  • 1 and 1/4 teaspoons powdered gelatine (measure this very accurately)
  • 100 ml warm water
  1. In a cup, sprinkle the gelatine over 100 ml of warm water.
  2. Let the gelatine soak into the water for 5 mins.
  3. In the meantime, bring the milk anto the boil in a saucepan on medium heat.
  4. Once the mixture reaches the boil, quickly remove the pan from the heat.
  5. Using a spoon, stir the gelatine and water mixture. The gelatine will have absorbed all the water and have become a paste. Stir to combine.
  6. Spoon the gelatine mixture into the hot milk, and with a whisk quickly whisk the mixture to dissolve the gelatine. It is important to whisk and work quickly here to stop the gelatine from clumping together.
  7. Leave mixture to cool, approcimately 15 minutes (this step is important to prevent curdling)
  8. When cool, whisk in the yoghurt until well combined
  9. If mixture splits, it is because the milk was too hot. This is ok, simply place mixture in a blender for 30 seconds
  10. Pour mixture into 4 individial dariole moulds or any vessel you wish to serve them in. We often use a chinese take away container to make one large panna cotta which we slice to serve
  11. Cover each with cling film to prevent the top hardening
  12. Place in refrigerator overnight or for at least 3 hours
  13. When ready, place the panna cotta on the kitchen bench and run a non serrated knife around the rim. Place a a serving plate on top and then quickly flip over to sit back on the bench. Lift off the mould and there you have a delighful pannacotta.
  14. To serve, drizzle with honey or maple syrup and fresh fruit




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