How to make panna cotta
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How to make panna cotta

WW Senior Food Editor Lucy Kelly puts an Asian twist on a classic Italian dessert – with fabulous results.

Matcha panna cotta

 

7 SmartPoints® per serve
Prep time: 10 minutes + 4 hrs chilling | Cook time: 5 minutes
Serves: 4

 

Ingredients

4 gelatine sheets
1½ cups (375ml) lite milk
½ cup (125ml) reduced-fat cream
½ tsp vanilla bean paste
2 tsp matcha powder
1½ tbs granulated stevia

Step 1

Place gelatine in a bowl. Cover with cold water. Lightly spray four ¾-cup (180ml) capacity metal moulds with oil.

How to make Matcha panna cotta step 1

 

Step 2

Combine milk, cream and vanilla in a small saucepan. Place over medium heat. Bring almost to the boil. Remove from heat when small bubbles form at sides of pan.

How to make Matcha panna cotta step 2

 

Step 3

Whisk matcha powder with 3 tbs hot milk mixture in a small bowl. Stir to dissolve.

How to make Matcha panna cotta step 3

 

Step 4

Add to remaining milk mixture. Stir in stevia.

How to make Matcha panna cotta step 4

 

Step 5

Squeeze water from gelatine sheets. Add to hot milk mixture. Whisk until dissolved.

How to make Matcha panna cotta step 5

 

Step 6

Divide among prepared moulds. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until set.

How to make Matcha panna cotta step 6

 

Step 7

Dip each mould in hot water. Ease panna cotta sides from moulds, then turn onto plates.

 

Tips

Serve with fresh raspberries. Matcha powder is made from green tea. You’ll find it in health-food and specialty stores.

How to make Matcha panna cotta