Give your classic Italian dessert a strawberry treat with this elegant strawberry panna cotta. Surprisingly easy to make with just 5 ingredients and 10 minutes to prepare. Perfect make-ahead dessert for entertaining guests or date nights.
Pulse the strawberries and sugar in a food processor or blender until smooth.
Sieve through a fine mesh to remove seeds.
Use one cup for the panna cotta mixture and save the rest for the topping.
Sprinkle gelatin over the cold milk. Stir and set aside for 3 to 5 minutes.
In a heavy-bottom saucepan, heat the cream & sugar until sugar dissolves and cream comes to an almost boil.
Add the vanilla and the soaked gelatin milk.
Continue to cook until the gelatin is all dissolved and the mixture is well heated through.
Take the mixture off the heat and add one cup of strawberry puree.
Sieve the mixture through a mesh to get any undissolved gelatin or remaining strawberry seeds.
Gently pour the mixture into individual serving glasses
Let chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours
Top and garnish
Divide the remaining strawberry puree between the chilled individual panna cotta.
Garnish with fresh strawberries
Serving - Panna Cotta is best served cold. So, you must chill the tart for a minimum of 3 to 4 hours for the gelatin to set. After that, you can keep it at room temperature for an hour or so depending on the weather. Gelatin will start to soften at warm, room temperature. Hence, it's best to bring the tart out close to serving time.
Re-heating - The cream mixture must be poured into the individual cups while it is still in liquid form. If you wait too long, the gelatin will start to set in the saucepan. If that happens gently reheat the mixture until it's warm and liquidy again.
Eggless panna cotta - Yes, you can if you use agar-agar instead of gelatin. Agar-agar is a vegetarian substitute made from seaweed and more potent than gelatin. You will need 2 teaspoon agar flakes for every cup of liquid so in this cake 3 teaspoon of agar flakes can be used. Also, unlike gelatin, agar must be boiled until thickened. So add it to the cream and milk mixture and bring to a boil over medium-low heat until thickened (about 5 minutes).
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