Pannacotta with roasted rhubarb

pannacotta with roasted rhubarb

Serves 4

  • 70 ml milk

  • 2 vanilla pods, scored and seeds removed

  • finely grated zest of 1 lemon

  • 375 ml double cream

  • 1½ leaves beef gelatine, soaked in water

  • 70 g icing sugar

  • 200 g rhubarb

  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar

  • 1 thumb-sized piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated

  • 2.5 cm cinnamon stick

  • 115 ml Champagne, Prosecco or other sparkling wine

Put the milk, vanilla pods, vanilla seeds, lemon zest and half the cream into a small pan and slowly simmer for 10 minutes or until reduced by a third. Remove from the heat and stir in the soaked gelatine leaves until dissolved. Allow to cool a little, then place in the fridge, stirring occasionally until the mixture coats the back of a spoon. Remove the vanilla pods.



Whip together the icing sugar with the remaining cream. Mix the two cream mixture together. Divide into four serving moulds (I use little moulds, espresso cups or small glasses). Cover and chill for at least an hour.



Meanwhile chop the rhubarb into 4cm/1½inch pieces, sprinkle with the caster sugar and grill until lightly browned. Gently heat together the ginger, cinnamon and Champagne or Prosecco, then pour over the roasted rhubarb, cover, and leave for about 30 minutes for the flavours to do their bit.



To serve, sometimes I'll dip the mould or cup into some simmering water to loosen the pannacotta a little, then turn it out on to a plate next to some rhubarb with its juice (remove the cinnamon). Or you can just put the rhubarb on top of your cups or glasses of pannacotta and serve from there. Both ways are cool. Also gorgeous served with fresh figs and honey or caramelized blood oranges.



PS: Nice with a little basil.

Nutritional Information

Pannacotta with roasted rhubarb

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My simple panna cotta recipe gives the Italian classic a British spin, with lovely rhubarb
Serves 4
1h 05m (plus chilling time)
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Method



Put the milk, vanilla pods, vanilla seeds, lemon zest and half the cream into a small pan and slowly simmer for 10 minutes or until reduced by a third. Remove from the heat and stir in the soaked gelatine leaves until dissolved. Allow to cool a little, then place in the fridge, stirring occasionally until the mixture coats the back of a spoon. Remove the vanilla pods.

Whip together the icing sugar with the remaining cream. Mix the two cream mixture together. Divide into four serving moulds (I use little moulds, espresso cups or small glasses). Cover and chill for at least an hour.

Meanwhile chop the rhubarb into 4cm/1½inch pieces, sprinkle with the caster sugar and grill until lightly browned. Gently heat together the ginger, cinnamon and Champagne or Prosecco, then pour over the roasted rhubarb, cover, and leave for about 30 minutes for the flavours to do their bit.

To serve, sometimes I'll dip the mould or cup into some simmering water to loosen the pannacotta a little, then turn it out on to a plate next to some rhubarb with its juice (remove the cinnamon). Or you can just put the rhubarb on top of your cups or glasses of pannacotta and serve from there. Both ways are cool. Also gorgeous served with fresh figs and honey or caramelized blood oranges.

PS: Nice with a little basil.

Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 592
    30%
  • Carbs 36.2g
    14%
  • Sugar 35.8g 40%
  • Fat 45.4g 65%
  • Saturates 28.2g 141%
  • Protein 4.1g 9%
Of an adult's reference intake

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