Thursday, 28 November 2013

Vanilla & Berry Pannacotta

And yeah.. we did it! In the year 2020, the emirate will host one of the most important and biggest events in the world- 'The Dubai Expo 2020'.. We ,UAE residents had been eagerly waiting for this day and the bid result surely brought smile on our face on this special day. National Day celebrations are going on in each nook and corner of the country while this news was like icing on the cake. Congratulations to the UAE & the Expo Bid Committee for their efforts to bring this World Expo to the Middle-East for the first time in all these years.

To celebrate both these occassions, it's again something sweettyy ;) I know 'no' other way to celebrate :D

Pannacotta was chosen for SFC#2; but unfortunately I was too busy to type and edit the pictures while I did make this way before. I'm leaving for India tomorrow evening  & I hadn't relaxed a bit since past 2 weeks. Now, packing,cleaning, cooking and freezing (for hubby) are all over and feeling quite relaxed. So I thought of posting this pending recipe and I'm not sure whether I would be able to do blogging from India or not.

Pannacotta is a delicious Italian dessert made by simmering milk,cream and sugar together with gelatin and cooling them later to set. It is usually flavored with vanilla , but could be served with berries or other fruits or jellies. Here I 've used raspberry jelly while you can use strawberry or any other fruit jellies. It's completely upto you. But take care that the jelly part should not be too much.. a thin layer is enough.


Courtesy: modified from Epicurious

2 tsps powdered unflavored gelatin
1 cup whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup plain non-fat yogurt
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 tbsp Lemon juice/Warm water
Any flavored Jelly packet -1


Sprinkle the powdered gelatin over the warm water and let sit for ten minutes until 

Combine the milk and cream in a saucepan and heat until warm. 

When the gelatin is softened, stir it into the milk with the sugar and stir over low heat until 

Remove from heat and stir in the lemon peel, yogurt, and vanilla extract until 

 Pour into serving glasses (only half of 3/4 way) and refrigerate. If you want slanting layers, use muffin pans to postion your glasses. Pour carefully using funnels or cut bottles to avoid messy glasses. Allow them to set in refrigerator.

When the panna cotta has firmed (depending on size of glass, but be sure not to take it out too early) pour a layer of jelly over each pannacotta layer. Repeat this until all of them are used up. You can keep the pannacotta and jelly mixture on kitchen counter as much as needed. It won't set at room temperature.


  1. Looks so yummy. I can keep looking at it and of course then eat it all up.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Very Interesting panna cotta !

  3. looks perfect.. loved the way it is arranged! Perfect swirls

  4. Love the way it is presented! well done :)

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