Panna cotta really is the simplest thing to make, just have the confidence to try!
Try my tested recipe, it makes 5-6 servings, and once you’ve mastered the basics imagine how many different flavours you could make!
You will need:
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups cream
1/2 cup white or raw sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla paste (you can get this from most supermarkets at about $9 but you only need a spoon for this)
4 sheets titanium strength gelatine soaked in cold water for 5 minutes, drain OR you can use 2 1/2 teaspoons powdered gelatine dissolved in hot water DON’T use both!
Simply place the cream and milk in a saucepan and heat until just about to boil. Make sure you stir so the bottom doesn’t burn, the only flavour we want is beautiful creamy milk and cream, if you do burn it start again! Add the sugar and vanilla and stir until dissolved, and then add the softened and prepared gelatine and mix until dissolved.
Pour into glasses, ramekins, dariole moulds or similar, cover with cling film and then place in fridge. Depending on how large you have made them, they could take up to 6 hours to set so these are perfect made in advance!