Panna cotta is an Italian dessert means cooked cream , it's basically a creamy thickened pudding . This dessert is simple to make at home with just few minutes hands-on prep. I've tried Christine's recipe as I need to get rid of the matcha powder that I bought a long time ago . I'm so glad that I made this because it's not only looks pretty but tastes sinfully delicious to boot ! Of course , hers has 3 gorgeous layers but mine came out with just two , it's either I missed something when I made this or the cooler weather in this side of the world sets the mixture faster before it form into several layers . That difference aside , this dessert for sure will please even a die-hard matcha lover ! If you love matcha in any form , you'll gonna dig this light , refreshing , creamy and melt-in-your mouth panna cotta !
And because tomorrow is V-Day , why not make it for yourself and for that special someone ?! Okay , I'm still looking for a date , any takers ? lol
Recipe adapted from Christine's Recipes
1 teaspoon gelatin powder
20 ml water
1 1/4 teaspoons matcha / green tea powder
125 ml cream
125 ml milk , at room temperature
30 grams sugar , more if you want it sweeter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
* Pour the water into a small bowl and sprinkle the gelatin powder , let soften for 5 minutes . Take out 40 ml of the milk and mix with matcha powder , set aside .
* Place the remaining milk , cream and sugar in a saucepan . Let simmer over medium heat , stirring , until sugar is completely dissolved , 2 minutes or so , tun off heat . Whisk in the soften gelatin , stir until gelatin is completely dissolved , about 1 minute . Stir in the matcha mixture and the vanilla , stir well to combine .
* Strain mixture into a bowl , use a spoon to press down some small particles residing onto the sieve . Divide mixture into two 300 ml-capacity moulds . Let them sit for 30 minutes at room temperature for layers to form then chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours . To unmould , dip mould into a bowl of hot water for 2 seconds , then turn it upside down into a saucer / plate , Serve on its own or with any fresh fruit or fruit sauce / coulis .