Strawberry Pannacotta

Pannacotta is a popular Italian dessert. This is basically a cooked cream dessert generally served with fruit coulis,chocolate, caramel or fresh fruit toppings. This is popular because it is a light and creamy texture and also it is an easy to make dessert.
This dessert is so versatile, you could include your own choices of fruits, chocolate, caramel, fudge ...etc according to your taste. You could add directly in the pannacotta and set them or you can prepare the plain ones like vanilla, honey or lemon flavoured panna cotta and top it with your choices. Best appealing easy to make dessert which suits all kind of celebrations, get together and festivals.

Strawberry Pannacotta
For Vanilla Panna cotta:
  • Milk-1 cup
  • Cream/ whipping cream- 2 cups
  • Gelatin, unflavored- 1 tablespoon
  • Sugar- 1/2 cup
  • Salt- pinch
For Strawberry Jelly: 
  • (Double the quantity if you use big size glasses)
  • Strawberry- 8 nos (half packet)
  • Water- 1/4 cup
  • Sugar- 1/4 cup
  • Gelatin, unflavored- 3/4 teaspoons
Vanilla Panacotta:
  • In a pan sprinkle the gelatin as a thin layer.
  • Add the milk over it and allow to stand for 5 minutes to soak the gelatin.
  • Now switch on the gas and cook on low flame and constantly stirring gently with a ladle to prevent sticking at the bottom.
  • When the milk get heated up the gelatin dissolves in. Now add the sugar and salt; mix well to dissolve.
  • When the milk is about to boil reduce the flame and add the cream and allow the cream to get the heat for a minute (no need to boil); Add in the vanilla essence and switch off the gas.
Strawberry Jelly:
  • (You could prepare this when the first layer is setting inside the fridge)
  • Remove the stem of the strawberries deep down and roughly chop them.
  • Add the strawberries in a blender jar and finely puree them. Strain the juice to remove the seeds and extract the juice. Add 1/4 cup of water with the pulp which stays on the sieve and pulse inside the blender once again and extract the juice by pressing well with a spoon.