We didn't do the Valentine's dinner yesterday. My husband was at the high table in his college (not very romantic on his behalf, but then, what did I expect? sigh). So let's just say my Valentine's day was a bit of a downer. To cheer up myself, I cooked some Vanilla pannacotta to have for breakfast on Saturday.
1 sachet of Dr Oetker gelatine
300ml extra thick double cream
2tbsp vanilla syrup
2tbsp caster sugar
Start by dissolving the gelatine in 120ml of freshly boiled water (sprinkle the gelatine into the water, not the other way around). Stir until mixed thoroughly. Add the cream, sugar and vanilla syrup to make a pint of cream-gelatine mix.
Pour in the cups or whatever moulds you use. It sets in a couple of hours in the fridge, but you can leave it overnight. To dip the pannacotta out of the cups, place the cups in the bowl with hot water for a minute, then take them out, cover with a plate and carefully dip over.
I have also added some mini fruit hearts at the bottom of the cups before pouring the cream.
I served it with Raspberry & Redcurrant syrup (Selsley Foods) which added a much needed tart note.
It set really well, and was lovely. The problem I have with pannacotta is that it is so rich, that usually I struggle with finishing it. Next time I make it, I should remember to use smaller moulds, just enough for a couple of spoonfuls.