panna cotta with berry compote




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You can use any frozen berries in this vibrant compote — try strawberries, blueberries, blackberries or raspberries or a mixture of your favourites.



For the panna cotta with berry compote

  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons gelatine
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 500ml cream
  • 1⁄4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1⁄2 vanilla bean — cut lengthwise and seeds scraped out


  • 150g frozen berries
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fruit or berry liqueur


For the panna cotta with berry compote

  • To make the panna cotta, sprinkle the gelatine over the cold water in a medium bowl. Leave to sit for 10 minutes. Do not stir.
  • Combine the cream, sugar and vanilla in a medium saucepan over a medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Discard the vanilla bean, if using.
  • Pour the cream mixture over the gelatine and stir until the gelatine is dissolved.
  • Divide between 4 serving glasses and refrigerate for a few hours until set.
  • To make the Berry Compote, put the berries and sugar in a saucepan and heat until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the liqueur and leave to cool.
  • Divide the berry compote between the panna cotta glasses and serve chilled.