Baking, Desserts, Gluten Free

Yoghurt Panna Cotta with Caramelized White Chocolate

Who knew white chocolate could look like this! Baking white chocolate can covert it into a liquid caramel or taken further, into a delectable crumble. The darker you bake it, the less sweet it will become, but also take on a bitter note. This sweet and bitter profile, is wonderfully complimented with a sprinkle of sea salt flakes. Caramelized white chocolate pairs perfectly with the tang of Greek yogourt pannacotta.

Yoghurt Panna Cotta with Caramelized White Chocolate

Servings 6

Ingredients

Yogurt Pannacotta

  • 7 g 2 ¼ tsp unflavored gelatin powder
  • ¼ cup 60 ml cold milk
  • 1 ¾ cup 420ml heavy cream
  • ½ cup icing sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean split and seeds scraped
  • ½ cup 120ml plain greek yogurt
  • small of pinch salt

Caramelized White Chocolate

  • 225 g white chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp sea salt flakes
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Instructions

Yogurt Pannacotta

  1. In a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the cold milk and stand for 5 minutes to let it bloom/soften.
  2. In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup of the cream, sugar, salt and vanilla bean just to a simmer. Remove from the heat and whisk in the bloomed gelatin until the gelatin is melted.
  3. In another bowl, whisk yogurt and remaining cream until it is smooth and runny. Gradually drizzle and whisk in the warm vanilla cream until well combined. Sieve the mixture into six 100ml ramekins or dariole cups. Refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours.
  4. To de-mold, place the dariole cups in hot water for a few seconds and run a small knife around the inside to release. Invert and tap onto a plate, until the panna cotta slides out.
  5. Serve topped with a mound of caramelized white chocolate and fresh raspberries.

Caramelized White Chocolate

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  2. Spread chocolate onto a baking tray lined with baking paper or a silicon mat. Bake, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until golden and caramelised.
  3. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool on the tray before crumbling between your fingertips. sprinkle with sea salt and toss to evenly distribute.
  4. Using better quality chocolate will make a better tasting crumble.