Panna cotta with raspberry jam & basil sugar

Chef: Alex Mackay
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Panna cotta with raspberry jam & basil sugar
A fresh dessert your friends and family will love.

4g gelatine leaves

240g raspberry or blackberry jam

375ml whipping cream

110g caster sugar

1 vanilla pod, split and scraped

85g crème fraîche

10 large basil leaves

30g granulated sugar

125g raspberries

Start with the gelatine. Fill a medium-sized bowl with cold water. Add the gelatine. Soak for 5 minutes or until it softens.

Put the jam into the bottoms of 4 glasses. Put the glasses in your fridge.

Get a small (16–18cm) saucepan. Add the cream, caster sugar, vanilla seeds and vanilla pod. Whisk everything together. Warm the mixture to just under simmering point. Do not let it boil. Take the pan off the heat.

Squeeze the gelatine dry. Add it to the cream mixture and stir until it is completely dissolved. Leave to cool for 5 minutes. Take out the vanilla pod.

Put the crème fraîche into a large measuring jug. Gently whisk in the warm cream a little at a time until the mixture is smooth. Leave to cool for 10 minutes.

Take the 4 glasses out of your fridge. Carefully pour the cream against the inside of the glasses (this stops the cream and jam from combining, meaning that you can get clear layers) over the top of the jam. Leave to set for 3 hours in the fridge.

To make the basil sugar, put the basil and granulated sugar into a small mortar and pestle. Grind together until you have a coarse green powder.

Put the raspberries on top of the panna cottas. Sprinkle the basil sugar over the top.

Serves
4

Preparation Time
20 minutes

Cooking Time
15 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Fruit, Sugar, Jam/Preserves

Recipe Type
Party Food, Dessert

Special Info
Gluten free

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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