03 September 2013

Panna Cotta with Chocolate Ganache

It was not my initial intention to create this dessert, I was trying out something which I had tried 9 times including this round of unsuccessful attempt is 10 times...the dreamy macaroon, which I added Pandan flavour, but... :( As I have make the chocolate ganache for the macaroon filling... I just try something which can salvage my chocolate ganache... it turned out to be a yummy Panna Cotta with Chocolate Ganache! The texture is so soft and smooth with full milk flavour, Gabriel is going to loves it!  

Hey, hey, hey...Gabriel is going to snatch the Panna Cotta from me if he see them, let me taste one first before he comes home :) 

Ingredients for Chocolate Ganache:
100g dark baking chocolate, cut into small chunk
150ml whipping cream (as this is what I left in fridge)
15g unsalted butter

1. Double boil the whipping cream, dark chocolate chunk in a saucepan. Add butter, continue to stir until the mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and continue to stir for a while. Set aside. 

Recipe for Panna Cotta adapted from allrecipes online
1/3 cup skim milk (used 300ml)
2 1/2 cups heavy cream 
1/2 cup white sugar (used 100g)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 envelope gelatin  (as I don't have gelatin in hands, I used 2 heaps tsp cornflour)

1. Pour milk and cornflour into a small bowl, stir well, set a side.
2. In a saucepan, stir together the heavy cream and sugar, and set over medium heat. Bring to a full boil, watching carefully, as the cream will quickly rice to the top of the pan. Pour the milk-cornflour mixture into the cream, keep stirring. Cook for one minute, add in vanilla extract and pour into the serving glass or grease ramekin dishes.
3. Cool it uncovered at room temperature. When cool, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight. 
4. When the Panna Cotta is firm, pour in the chocolate ganache on top and keep in fridge for at least one hour before serving. Ta-da! yummy dessert for today!


  1. 哎呀,这个甜品我看到吃不到

  2. wish I can have a bite of the last picture, look so tempting!

  3. 看到我的眼睛都不会动啦!

  4. Tze, as usual nice photos and the dessert looks really tempting

  5. Look so smooth and yummy. Love your gorgeous glass bottles. Where did you get them?

    1. Hi Veronica, I didn't buy the glass bottles but my son loves to eat the milk cream from BreadTop :D There is how I managed to get the glass bottles. Lol!

  6. Any spare one for me to try? I love this type of dessert very much. 9 times of making macarons? Good luck in next bake!

  7. Ooo... looks so good! I would love to have one with lots of chocolate

  8. WOW!!! I hope you can see my eyes popping out when I saw this dessert... hahaa
    This is my favourite, simple delicious!!

  9. I love these look perfect and delicious!!

  10. Hi Tze,

    10 attempts to make this dreamy macaroon!!! You are very persistent! salute salute!!! Hope that you will succeed on your 11th attempt!

    I can understand the frustration of not achieving anything after long series effort of baking... nice that these panna cotta are good for your re-charge! Go Go Tze!

    Yes that panadan are extremely expensive here in Melbourne and the fresh ones are not available everywhere. It seems like everyone here know food and cakes that are cooked or baked with real pandan leaves are delicacies and that's why my pandan cake is gone extremely quickly. Let me see I have hide a piece under my skirt??? Hope that I can share that piece with you... LOL!


    1. Come on Zoe! don't show me your skirt!!! I see all stars, nearly fainted!! LoL!

  11. Hi Tze,
    Oh wow!! Love your panna cotta... with chocolate ganache is even more delish!!
    Its looks so smooth and i am craving for it now..:D

    Have a wonderful week ahead ^_^

  12. wow wow..so smooth and looks so good! i really adore how you present them in the little bottles! guess you much hv a lot of egg yolks now in the fridge :)

  13. Gorgeous panna cotta! Those serving glasses are adorable.

  14. Oh your panna cotta is so pretty! I wish can dig in.

  15. Sorry about your unsuccessful attempt on the French Macarons. (by the way, I have a post with some great tips on making macarons, if you're interested to read more.)

    Anyway, I'm glad you found another use of the chocolate ganache! This panna cotta looks perfect with that chocolate ganache on top! How delicious. So, I guess a not so successful dessert turned out not to be too bad of a thing, after all. ;)

  16. Love those little containers!!! So cute!!! Would love to get some of those!!!

    Panna Cotta is Mr. P's favorite!! He cant get enough!


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