torsdag den 15. april 2010

Panna cotta with blueberry coulis

Let’s face it. Panna cotta will never become part of a low fat diet, and even if you are relaxed about your calorie intake, the boiled double cream does sometimes cause over-dosage symptoms.

This version, however, I find quite delicious once or twice a year, because of the fruity topping. And it becomes even better, when served with a salad of fresh berries or oranges and kiwi depending on the season.

Serves 4

For the panna cotta
½ litre double cream
1 dl sugar
grated peel of ½ lemon
1 vanilla bean
3 gelatin leaves

For blueberry coulis
200 g blueberries (raspberries, strawberries or other berries can also be used)
100 g sugar

Rinse blueberries and blend them with sugar to a thick sauce. Rinse four small serving dishes in cold water. Cover the bottom of each dish with sauce, and leave it in the freezer to thicken, while you prepare the cream.

Soak the gelatin in water.

Boil cream in a pot with sugar and vanilla for a few minutes. Drain, but add the scraped out vanilla seeds to the cream.

Distribute the boiled cream on top of the blueberry coulis, and leave it in the refrigerator for 8-12 hours until set.

Turn out each panna cotta onto a plate and serve with fresh fruit salad.

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