Panna Cotta By Marta’s Cooking Classes

Panna Cotta by Marta. @martascooking A moment to indulge. 😊 

We usually prepare savory foods together but we decided to change it up this week. 
Panna Cotta, the classic Italian dessert is “cooked cream” in Italian. It only requires 5 ingredients but like Marta said, the preparation can be a little tricky.
If you don’t usually use gelatin, this could be a great first dish to try it. Marta and I use the sheets which you can order on Amazon. I prefer sheets rather than the powder. Once you get the gelatin part down, you’re good to go. You just have to let the “pudding” set for at least 5 hours. 
This is what makes it the perfect dessert to prepare hours or a day in advance if you’re having a dinner party. It’s decadent so a small portion will do 🙂 this is topped with berry coulis, or sauce to make it the show-stopper. I also did one with fresh passionfruit. I’m a purist so I like the berries better but passionfruit was nice. Thank you Marta for this delicious dessert!

Panna Cotta by Marta


Makes 4 large cups
* 250 g cream
* 60g milk
* 40g sugar
* ½ vanilla pod or 1 tsp. Extract
* 4 g gelatin(about 1 ½ sheets)

For coulis:

* 75g berries
* 50g powdered sugar
* 1 Tbsp. Lemon juice


1. Place gelatin sheets in *cold* water in a bowl.
2. Meanwhile, Mix cream, milk, sugar and vanilla in a small saucepan. If using vanilla pod, scrape seeds out of vanilla pod and put in cream mixture with the pod. Bring just to a simmer and stir. There should just be a little steam that comes off the pot. Then, turn it off. 
3. Take pot off the heat. Remove vanilla pod if you used it. Squeeze gelatin leaves to remove excess water. Add softened gelatin to pot and stir in.
4. Pour cream mixture into cups and store in fridge until set.
5. Meanwhile make coulis by blending ingredients and straining out pulp. Reserve the sauce- it will thicken as it cools. Store in fridge.
6. Once panna cotta is set, pour coulis on top and serve with fresh berries and mint sprig if you have it. Enjoy!

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