Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pandan Coconut Panna Cotta

Panna Cotta for a fact is a creamy classic Italian dessert, made with cream, sugar, milk and gelatine, nice on its own or topped with fruits or sweetened sauces for eg: vanilla or chocolate. I for once believe that the sky is not the limit with panna cotta. We can actually tweet its recipe by using our local ingredients. Why not? I've said it before, I'm saying it again that there's no borders and boundaries when the mind is set on invention. So, I did it.  Pandan/leaves from my garden (Pumpkin Pandan Jelly, Pandan Rice Pudding & Pandan Milk Jelly), coconut cream (Dragon Fruit Coconut Jelly & Mango Basmati Rice Pudding), milk, sugar and jelly powder and once panna cotta has set, topped with a heap-full of canned fruit cocktail in syrup. Neh, no worries, won't be over sweet because I've kept sugar to minimal which you will notice once you see this recipe

(Pandan/Screwpine leaves)

1 tbsp jelly powder
10 pandan leaves - cut into smaller pieces
200ml/ A box of  thick coconut cream/milk
1 cup carton milk 
1/2 cup sugar
1 can fruit cocktail

Blend/process pandan leaves with coconut cream.
Drain to extract the thick mixture.
Pour in a pot.
Add milk and sugar. 
Stir to heat through (yes, just to heat and not to boil)
Remove from heat.
Mix in the jelly powder and pour into moulds, any size you prefer.
Cool down and put in the fridge.  
To serve, gently slide panna cotta and top with fruit cocktail with syrup.
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  1. Oh Nava, your panna cotta looks heavenly! I love that it has coconut cream in it!

  2. Very interesting...what are pandan leaves?

  3. yummy..surely a sweet dessert for me..and I have always loved pandan leaves Ms.Nava..buko pandan in our country is one of them ;)

  4. Panna cotta is one of my favorites and I love your version of it! Looks and sounds so delicious!

  5. Thank you everyone for all the support and beautiful comments. I am just beginning to learn to make some simple desserts and this was one of it.

  6. Fantastic! I LOVE panna cotta....and coconut panna cotta sounds like a dream come true!

  7. I love panna cotta and I swear not many places make it. This coconut version sounds amazing.

  8. must be very delicious. Too bad my hse no pandan leaves

  9. thank you again each one of you great people for your comment.

  10. I love pana cotta. Adding pandan is awesome :)

  11. I am keeping a note of this dessert and will try in summer.

  12. Wow, we don't get that here i think. Looks terrific

  13. That looks so beautiful! I want that right now :-)

  14. So yum looking... i am not so good at Pannakota


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