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Valentine’s Day Dessert – Strawberry Panna Cotta With Crust


Every Valentine’s day, I make a dessert for my husband to satisfy his sweet tooth. I have to admit some of my creations in previous years have lacked creativity, as I consistently used chocolate as the main ingredient, i.e. chocolate chip cookies, chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate cake etc. This year I decided to go in a different direction. This year’s Valentine’s day dessert will be Strawberry Panna Cotta. I hope he will enjoy it just as much as the chocolate desserts.

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What You Need:

For Crust

  • 6 pieces of digestive biscuits
  • 70g melted butter

For Strawberry Jelly

  • 300g fresh strawberries
  • 250ml water
  • 50g white sugar
  • 2 gelatine sheets

For Vanilla Panna Cotta for 8 – 10 

  • 400ml cream
  • 200ml milk
  • 100g white sugar
  • 2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 5 gelatine sheets
  • fresh strawberries to garnish
  • Mint leafs to garnish

What To Do:

pannacotta

  1. Crush the biscuits and blend with the melted sugar.
  2. Spread over bottom of the cookie cutter. Firmly press the mixture down. Set aside.
  3. Mix the cream, milk, sugar and vanilla extract and bring to boil. Remove from heat.
  4. Soften the gelatin sheets in cold water for 5 minutes.
  5. Squeeze the water out from the gelatin.
  6. Reheat the cream mixture and stir in the gelatin. Let cool.
  7. Pour the mixture on top of the crust. Do not fill the cookie cutter. Leave room for the strawberry jelly. Refrigerate for at least 3 – 4 hours.
  8. In a pan, combine the water and sugar and boil until sugar is dissolved. Let cool.
  9. Choose a few good looking strawberries and set them aside. Around 2 per serving. Mashed the rest of the strawberries. Drop the mashed strawberries and let infused for 30 minutes. Then pass the liquid through a strainer to remove the pulp and seeds.
  10. Heat the strawberry syrup and add the gelatin. Stir until completely dissolved.
  11. Halved the strawberries you previously set aside and place them on the vanilla panna cotta.
  12. Pour the cooled strawberry mixture to fill the cookie cutter. Refrigerate for another 2 – 3 hours.
  13. Remove the mould.
  14. Add mint leaves to garnish.
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