Thursday, 13 May 2010

Honey- vanilla panna cotta with a mango mousse layer

This one's from the drafts. I am still trying to wriggle out of major cooking responsibilities by making egg burji and easy peacy things like that for dinner. Thank god for frozen chappati's andparathas...if it wasn't for those i would have really gone mad, long back.
This was my first time with gelatin and i must admit I'm not that big a fan. Just that its a painfully long procedure, waiting for it to set etc. and I don't have the patience, as you must have already guessed. Also, i just don't understand why the local grocery cant house some canned mango puree or pulp. I saw them at the Indian grocery once, but thought they would be available at Sainsbury's or something. Bad luck there, so i had to buy canned mango slices and then puree it. Something wasn't right and i was not too happy with it...it also wasn't as sweet as i thought it would be.
Isn't yellow just so welcoming? I'm in love with that colour.

For the bottom layer- Panna Cotta:
Whipping cream- 150ml
Whole milk- 50ml
Granulated sugar- 35 gms
Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
Honey- 2 tbsp
Gelatin- 2 gms (I used powder)

The bottom layer:
Pour the whipping cream and milk in a saucepan, add the vanilla extract and sugar and on low heat, stir continuously till the sugar dissolves. Add the honey, mix well.
Take it off the heat and add the gelatin powder. Stir well, till it completely melts and no lumps are seen.
Strain the mixture and keep aside to cool.
Have your serving glasses ready. Once the liquid mixture has cooled, pour them into the serving glasses, about half full or however you fancy.
Chill it in the refrigerator for a minimum of 1 hr.

For the Mango Mousse:
Mango puree- 150 gms
Sugar- 15 gms
Whipping cream- 120 ml (whipped till soft peaks form..not too dry)
Gelatin- 4 gms (I used powder)

Heat about 30 gms of the mango puree and sugar in a sauce pan over low heat, stir well to dissolve the sugar.
Take off the fire and add the rest of the mango puree, mix well. Add gelatin and stir till it dissolves.
Add the whipped cream and blend well to form a light yellow mousse.
Take the serving glasses out of the refrigerator and scoop the mousse on top of the set vanillapanna cotta.
Chill overnight. Drizzle some honey on top before serving.

Notes: If you are using gelatin leaf, then follow instructions and do as required and then add it to the mixture.
You can fancy it up a bit by slanting the glasses and then trying to set the panna cotta.
You can use martini glasses, short glasses or any glass you prefer. I used small wine glasses.
I did a dirty job with the whipped cream and so the mousse was not as light as it was supposed to be.

38 comments:

simply.food said...

These lilttle desets look super,so cute and delicious too.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

yummy dessert/./.dreaming i m holding thar cute wine glass with panna cotta in my hand ..i tel u i m in heaven...u correct ur blog punch lines tht u a disaster in kitchen..u r simply superb @ cooking and presentation too...loved tht yello-white combination..gorgeous

Ann said...

Oh MY! that sounds delicious, can I please grab one glass?

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Love the Mango mousse topped panna cotta. I am wishing I was there to eat all the 4 servings. What a delicious looking dessert! Heavenly!

SS said...

lovely presentation and pics...the pics reveal how great it must be tasting..

PJ said...

kudos to you for trying the gelatin! looks like it came out wonderfully. love the colors and the presenation.

AdukalaVishesham said...

beautiful presentation... that looks awesome... We both love mangoes and this recipe is definitely a must try...

Shabs.. said...

Loved that first pic much...and a nice recipe too...and in the reipe for mango mousse u had forgotten to mention where to add gelatine. Even though it is understood, better to add it for newbies:)...Those sliced mangoes are quite a horrible one, i had it ones and then never. Canned pureed mangoes are real good in flavour as well. You can even make smoothie with it. Buy from asian stores when u spot next, it will come handy some day.
BTW, conveyed ur regds to zab..

Nitks said...

Looks delicious... Yeah.. the colours are so welcoming...

Pointblank said...

di... haven't u posted this before? I have seen it smwhere... it looks good :)

Fathima said...

wow.. that looks so delicious!

Priya said...

Wat a fabulous dessert, cute and elegant..

Maria said...

Beautiful pic! I so feel like having one right now...

Food Lover said...

WoW it looks really good :)
nice recipe.

Suja Sugathan said...

Delicious looking dessert..lovely presentation...too good.

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks very beautiful & seems very very yum

divya said...

Wowwwwwww.. mouth watering clicks.. looks soo tempting dear..

Sari said...

Oh, this looks divine! I'm bookmarking this recipe and I have to try it soon.
Thank you for visiting my blog and finding time to leave a nice comment!
It's a shame you can't make it to Food Blogger Connect conference, would be great to get to know you. Thank you so much for spreading the world anyway!

Yummy Team said...

Brilliant presentation and pics!! It looks absolutely delicious!!

tasteofbeirut said...

How funny! I made a mango and milk cream not too long ago, except I thicken mine with cornstarch. Yours look so lovely in these glasses.

Nithu said...

Awesome presentation!!! Seriously it looks very inviting and refreshing. Love it.

Smita Srivastava said...

Looks so tempting , i'm gaga over all the lovely presentations here ... Wil keep visiting for lots of yummy recipes !!
Thanks for visiting my space n putting in such a lovely comment....

Smita
@http://littlefoodjunction.blogspot.com/

Parita said...

Gorgeous pictures and panna cotta looks delicious, its one of my fav dessert and so easy to make :)

Gulmohar said...

I love pannacotta and this looks way too good...

Umm Mymoonah said...

Very pretty looking dessert,looks yummy

GayathriRaj said...

Hey first time to ur blog.. what a presentation..mago itself is a very yummy fruit...and this looks tempting too...

El said...

Gorgeous, stunning and elegant!

Jay said...

Hy dear,
Awesome n refreshing drink...Loved your beautiful clicks..
You are most welcome to my space.

Malar Gandhi said...

Awesome presentation, looks very invting...sucha droolworhty recipe...absolutely love it.

Sarah Naveen said...

Fabulously yummy!!! nice click too

Shabs.. said...

Nish, about ur doubt on that banana muffins, I have seen very thin hair like fibres which are slightly purplish in colour!...Worms....eeeeekkkss.....Your comaparison....lol....try taking out the central naaru...may be that might help...i have never tried taking that central naaaru and seeds though

vineetha said...

Missed ur recipes and write ups..Had a quick glance to ur old posts..Congrats for getting ur recipe published in Hindu..:)

Gulmohar said...

Hey How are you ? Saw your comment on Palmiers:Rolling the pastry sheet is not a must.Even if you do, you could do it to your liking. Only thing, that you should take care is to do it evenly :-) Hope this helps !

Nostalgia said...

Awesome, this looks great!

Deeba PAB said...

Gorgeous... love the way you served them!!

Yasmeen said...

A luscious mango treat :D

Pavithra said...

Awesome dessert with beautiful clicks.. I loved it dear..

Pavithra

Nitha said...

Tried this out with a small variation and came out great... thanks for the recipe dear..