Panna cotta is a lovely dessert that isn’t usually vegetarian because it has to be made using gelatin. I used agar instead of gelatin and after a few trials, I found the perfect balance. It’s a fairly new dessert, made in the 20th century.
Ingredients for 6 servings of Vegetarian Panna cotta:
– 300ml double cream
– 250ml milk
– 50g sugar
– 1tsp of vanilla paste
– 2.5g agar
– chocolate for decor
To make the Vegetarian Panna cotta, mix the agar well with the milk. Pour the milk into a sauce pan together with the cream, sugar and vanilla. Bring the mixture to boil stirring continuously. Afterwards poor it into moulds and pop them in the fridge for a couple of hours. You can use silicone moulds that are easier to release, but even so, you can brush the moulds with oil to make it easier to take out the puds.
Agar handles heat better than gelatin therefore it will harden faster and it takes a higher heat to melt it.
When the Panna cotta is set, remove it from the moulds and serve it with grated chocolate. Alternatively, you can serve it with fresh berries or coulis.
I hope you enjoyed my recipe.