Feb 25, 2012

Yogurt Panacotta with Strawberry Jelly

I've always wanted to make Panacotta from the time I have heard about it. Though its an Italian dessert many Italian restaurants that I have been to do not serve this gorgeous , melt-in-your-mouth dessert !!
Pannacotta is an Italian dessert made by simmering together creammilk and sugar, mixing this with gelatin, and letting it cool until set. (Source: Wikipedia )

The moment I saw a recipe for Yogurt Panacotta wih Starwberry Jelly from the blog Closet Cooking , I knew I had to try it.
The Yogurt would make the dessert healthy and it was something I always had in my fridge and so that's how I  served this dessert at my Valentines Day dinner and boy was it amazing !! :-)
I had all the other ingredients too at hand and the recipe was so easy , you just couldn't go wrong.

I used Regular whole milk Yoghurt instead of Greek and it still came out great. Manish simply Loved it and kept asking for more and  I took some to office to share with my colleagues and they really enjoyed it!! 
The strawberry Jelly wasn't enough to fill over all the dessert glasses into which I had set the Yogurt Panacotta, so we just ate them plain and the Vanilla flavoured Yogurt Panacotta was so good I'm thinking i'll post about  it separately.

Yogurt Panacotta with Strawberry Jelly Recipe
Recipe source : Closet Cooking
You'll need 
For Yogurt Panacotta
Unflavored Gelatin - 1 envelope  (2 1/4 teaspoons)
Water - 3 tablespoons 
Heavy cream - 1 cup 
Sugar - 1/3 cup 
1 vanilla bean (split and seeds scraped)
Yogurt - 1 can of 16 ounce  ( Regular Yogurt or Greek Yogurt )
For Strawberry Jelly
Unflavored Gelatin - 1/2 envelope 
Water - 3 tablespoons 
Fresh Strawberry puree - 1 cup 
Lemon Juice - 1 tablespoon 
Sugar -1/4 cup 

For Yoghurt Panacotta
1. Sprinkle the gelatin into the water in a bowl and let sit until softened, about 5 minutes.
2. Bring the cream, sugar and vanilla seeds to a simmer in a small sauce pan until the sugar has dissolved.
3. Remove from heat and mix in the gelatin.
4. Whisk the yogurt in a bowl until smooth.
5. Whisk the cream into the yogurt.
6. Pour the mixture into desired bowl or ramekin or dessert cups and chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
(I was able to fill into six 7oz dessert glasses as shown)

For Strawberry Jelly
1. Sprinkle the gelatin into the water in a bowl and let sit until softened, about 5 minutes.
2. Simmer the strawberry puree, lemon juice and sugar until the sugar is dissolved.
3. Mix the gelatin into the strawberry mixture.
4. Remove from heat, let cool, pour it over the panacotta and chill in the fridge until set.

It was definitely a knockout dessert both in looks and taste and its definitely gonna be my go-to dessert when friends come over !! Don't you think so too ? :-)

The rest of the menu items will be posted soon...so keep watching out for this space for more interesting dishes and recipes!



  1. Awesome recipe dear. Bookmarked


  2. superb!! delicious and nice red n white panacotta!nic presentation!

  3. superb!!perfect for a romantic dinner...

  4. Coool one, Manju! :) I've never seen a yogurt panna cotta!

  5. very beautiful and wonderful panacotta !!

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  6. Very colorful n truly loving this,what a fabulous presentation!

    Erivum Puliyum

  7. Droolworthy Dessert n Awesome clicks.Luks real yumm!

  8. Wow! I love it! Thanks for sharing.

    Love from Antalya, Turkey: the land of yoghurt.

  9. What a delicious dessert! Really pretty and divine looking.



  10. Nice clicks Manju..loved ur presentation too.its looks so yummy.

  11. Nicely presented and looks awesome! Thanks so much for your sweet comment, keep in touch ya...

  12. Panacotta looks simply perfect! Love the combination.

  13. This is beautiful and so delicious looking - wish I had a bowl right now!

  14. sounds new and healthy too and looking delicious..

  15. wow...what a delicious dessert.....wonderful presentation with some great clicks...drooling here :-)I have awards for u in my space dear...plz accept :-)

  16. That looks so lovely , colorful and yummy!! nice presentation too

  17. Hi Manju, how are you? You should see my new post. I am sure that you will love the photos. Thanks...

    Love from Antalya

    My New Post: http://antalya-magnificent-city.blogspot.com/2012/03/antalya-city-pearl-of-mediterranean.html

  18. yum! i love the way u have presented it with the layers

  19. What a lovely colour and presentation is too good.
    I’m gonna try this soon…

  20. Hey Manju, congrats on your win, and thanks for dropping by my space, this dessert looks awesome, you have presented it so well..

  21. Oh wow you posted it,hmm yea I'm late to see I guess. Looks divine and I loved the click and so beautifully presented :-)

  22. what a lovely dessert.i love pannacottas but yet to try!first time here.lovely space uve got here.


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