Sunday, September 19, 2010

Desserts Collection: Cardamon Panna Cotta with Cardamon infused Raspberry Sauce - Yes! Obsession with Cardamon!

Have always love the smell of Cardamon but didn't knew before that was Cardamon until I recently used them for the lamb biryani trial.  Since then, just fell in love with it and wanna use them in dishes at every chance I get!   Had some milk and cream leftover in the fridge and decided to make panna cotta.  The original recipe called for cloves but I decided to replace them with guess what?!  Saw some fresh raspberry at the supermarket and thought I will use them for the toppings and also tried infusing them with Cardamon...yes, sounds like overly obsessive with Cardamon!  This was also my chance to use the hello kitty silicon mold I bought in Hong Kong a couple months back....On the overall, the outcome was good, however as raspberry in itself is quite overpowering, infusing it with Cardamon was not entirely a good combination, nevertherless still taste good!  Recipe as per below - enjoy trying!

(Panna Cotta Adapted from The Australian Women's Weekly - the new classics.  Below is a modified version)
Panna Cotta:
6 Cardamon Pods - bruised
300 ml thickened cream
2/3 cup (160 ml) milk
2 teaspoons gelatatine
2 tablespoon caster sugar

Raspberry Sauce:
6 Cardamon Pods - bruised
3 tablespoon caster sugar
125 g fresh (or frozen) raspberry

(Panna Cotta)
1) Grease four (1/2 cup) moulds

2) Place bruised Cardamon Pods, cream and milk in a small saucepan.  Stand 10 minutes.  Sprinkle gelatine and sugar over cream mixture; stir over low heat, without boiling, until gelatine and sugar dissolves (approximately 10 minutes of stirring).  Strain into jug; cool to room temperature.

3) Divide mixture among prepared moulds, cover; regrigerate 3 hours or until set.

4) Turn panna cotta onto serving plates; serve with Raspberry sauce. Enjoy!

(Raspberry Sauce)
1) Place all ingredients in a small saucepan.  On medium low heat, mix all ingredients until sugar melts and the mixture looks saucy.  Boil till sides bubble.  (This process should only take approximately 5 minutes)

2) Pour into container, let cool.  Chilled till ready to be used.

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