I love Panna Cotta and it is so versatile that you can make it for vegan’s, vegetarians, banting, paleo and most kinds of diets or eating habits.
The basic recipe from the Thermomix Gluten Free and Wheat Free cooking book is
500g fresh cream
150g sugar or 100g honey
1tsp Vanilla extract
20g gelatine leaves
100g of brandy
Place all ingredients except brandy and gelatine into the thermomix bowl and cook for 6 minutes at 80 c on speed 3.
Soak gelatine leaves in cold water until they are soft, squeeze out excess water and put into thermomix bowl with brandy. combine for 10 seconds on speed 3. I would do on reverse cycle.
Poor into ramekins or small pots and levee in fridge for a couple of hours. Serve with berries and shortcake biscuits or tuple biscuits.
Panna Cotta with berries and berry coolie
Low fat diets use low fat plain yoghurt but remember they add sugar to improve taste so I always use full fat greek style yoghurt.
For Vegan change to coconut or almond milk and use Agar Agar for setting
For Banting take out sugar and use xylitol or stevia .
I would also leave out the brandy as I prefer the creamy taste from the products and alcohol is a toxin our bodies can do without.
I suppose one of the things I love the most is how versatile this dish is. So go and try it and maybe for Christmas make this instead of the traditional trifle or plum pudding
Try flavouring using chai tea or lemongrass or maybe lavender – the edible kind. Imagine and try.