Strawberry Panna Cotta recipe, topped with Balsamic strawberries. The sweet, tangy and sharp flavour of the balsamic strawberries cut right through and complements anything creamy it’s served with.
- 400 g (14oz) fresh strawberries
- 250 ml (1 cup) whole milk (full fat)
- 250 ml (1 cup) double cream
- 6 Tbsp white sugar
- 2 tsp gelatine powder
- 12 strawberries
- 2 tsp white sugar
- 4 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- freshly ground black pepper (optional)
- Pour 125 ml (1/2 cp) of the milk in a wide, shallow dish and scatter the gelatine all over and leave to soak for 10 minutes.
- Rinse and hull the strawberries by removing the green top and stem with a paring knife or a strawberry huller.
- Place them in a blender along with the other half of the fresh milk. Blend to a smooth paste.
- Strain through a fine sieve, pressing down on the fruit pulp to extract as much of the fruit as possible.
- Combine the cream and sugar in a saucepan and heat gently and bring to boil. Keep an eye on it as it will suddenly rush up!
- Take off the heat and add the soaked gelatine and stir until dissolved.
- Pour this hot milk/cream mix into the strawberry purée, stirring well.
- Pour into 6 moulds or glasses. Cover with cling film and place in the fridge for a minimum of 6 hours, preferably overnight for the panna cotta to firm up well.
- About 30 minutes to and hour before serving, get the balsamic strawberries ready. Rinse, dry and hull the 12 strawberries.
- Quarter them and place them in a bowl.
- Add the balsamic strawberries and sugar and stir well. Cover, and leave aside for 30 – 60 minutes, stirring 2-3 times in that time.
- If you poured the warm panna cotta into moulds, dip the moulds into hot water for 3 seconds, then invert the moulds onto your serving plates and gently remove the moulds off the panna cotta. No need to unmould if you are using glasses.
- Top each panna cotta with 8 little strawberry quarters, drizzling a little of the balsamic vinegar on the panna cotta. Serve immediately.
Total time does not include overnight chilling. Balsamic Strawberries are made 30 – 60 minutes before serving and also not included in the total time.
- Category: Desserts
- Cuisine: Italian