Who does not love Panna Cotta, the thick, creamy, rich Italian dessert? At least I love it and so doses my family especially my little one. I do make it quite often for the guests as well, given the process is really easy and hassle-free. Now, how about making the normal Panna Cotta a bit differently, maybe more richer and tastier version of it. I did it a few days back by adding some Banoffee spread by SPRIG to the Panna Cotta. Sounds Interesting, isn’t it! The famous Italian dessert Panna Cotta boosted with the English flavors of Banoffee Pie. I topped the Banoffee Panna Cotta with compote prepared with fresh Cherries to give the dessert a feel of sourness to adjust the sweetness. Panna Cotta is my little one’s favorite dessert, and I found her cherishing every bit of the Banoffee Panna Cotta. She ended on finishing her portion of Banoffee Panna Cotta with fresh cherry compote delightfully.
Banoffee Pie is a famous English dessert or better to say Pie prepared with ripe bananas and cream caramel. SPRIG has recently launched a dessert spread which is inspired by the iconic Banoffee pie, and they named it “Banoffee”. The Banoffee can be enjoyed with a scoop of ice cream and also on warm buttered toast, topped with a cake, filled with pies or crepes or drizzled over puddings and custard. However, I decided to make Panna Cotta with the Banoffee and rest is a delightful dessert experience.
I enjoy developing recipes along with the process of nurturing the traditional food. Whenever I am available with something different, I try to reinvent a special spread. This recipe, of Banoffee Panna Cotta, is well complimented with the Fresh Cherry Compote I served with it. Cherries are presently in season in India, and Panna Cotta goes really well with fresh fruit based compote. I, though, love using berries to make the compote but Cherries worked perfectly with the recipe of Banoffee Panna Cotta. Without wasting much time let us now check the recipe and in case you like it you can order the Banoffee here and can make your portion of Banoffee Panna Cotta with Fresh Cherry Compote. In case, you wanted to try another form of Panna Cotta, the recipe of Vanilla Panna Cotta with Strawberry Compote can be a choice for sure.
- Milk: 1 Cup (200 ml)
- Fresh Cream: 3 Cup (600 ml)
- Powdered Gelatin: 2 Tbsp. (or China Grass 3 Tbsp.)
- Sprig's Banoffee: 5 Tbsp.
- Sugar: 2 Tbsp.
- Fresh Cherry: 15-20 (de-seeded)
- Lemon Juice: 1 Tsp.
- Sugar: 2 Tbsp.
- Whole Fresh Cherry: 4-5
- Take 3 cups full of heavy cream in a bowl and start heating the same in medium flame. Whisk in between.
- Add Sugar and mix till the sugar dissolves.
- Now add 5 Tbsp. of Sprig's Banoffee to the mixture and mix to dissolve it. A manual whisk is really helpful for the mixing.
- Switch the flame off.
- Take Gelatin of China Grass in a Bowl and Pour 1 Cup of lukewarm milk over it and leave the same for 5 minutes and mix thoroughly so that no lumps form.
- Now pour the gelatin mixture over the Cream and Banoffee mix and using a whisk mix thoroughly so that no lumps form.
- Using a strainer strain the mixture into serving bowls and fridge until the Panna Cotta set completely. It may take around 2-3 hours.
- Take deseeded fresh cherry along with 1 Tsp. Lemon Juice and 1 Tbsp. of water in a pan and start cooking on low flame.
- Add Sugar and cook until the sugar dissolves and the compote thickens to desired consistency.
- It is preferred to not to use a spoon while making the Compote to avoid sugar crystallization.
- The compote will turn bright red in color. Switch the flame off.
- Cool down the Fresh Cherry Compote and fridge it for further use.
The Sugar and Banoffee to be adjusted as per taste while making the Panna Cotta. I prefer the sugar on the lighter side.