There are not many sweets out there that I would feel comfortable calling sweet perfection in the realm of both gustatory satisfaction and health, but this panna cotta certainly comes close. This delectable is inspired by Denise Fletcher over at Quickies on the dinner table. Denise recently posted a yogurt panna cotta with rosewater that immediately caught my eye.
I've been making panna cotta for quite a while now with coconut milk, but I never thought to add rosewater to the mix. Let me tell you that I never could have imagined how delicious coconut is with rosewater. Both flavors come through vibrantly in this enchanting dessert that I hope you will try for both hedonistic and health reasons!
I looked at Denise's recipe and just subbed coconut milk for some of the cream just because I only had a bit of heavy cream in the fridge and can upon can of organic coconut milk, and it worked out wonderfully.
Coconut Milk & Rosewater Panna Cotta
1 Cup Organic Coconut Milk
1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
1 Cup Yogurt
1/4 Cup Sugar
1/2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 Tbsp. Rose Water (MaWard)
1 Packet Knox Gelatin (1 Tbsp.)
Place coconut milk, heavy cream, sugar, and gelatin in a pan and bring to medium heat stirring regularly. Once this concoction begins to simmer, remove immediately. Pour into a mixing bowl and whisk in the yogurt & extracts. Pour into oiled ramekins (an even better choice is your favorite pretty glass-no fuss with getting the panna cotta out later!). Allow to cool for 10 minutes and then place in the fridge loosely covered with plastic for at least 3 hours.
*Makes about 4 servings depending on ramekin/cup size.
Also, dearies, I don't normally endorse something like a book here, however, I have tried a few of Denise's dishes and they are reliable, quick goodies that anyone would love. So I hope when gift giving season comes around, you will consider her book shown here.
We artists need all the support we can get, so please think of it when you want to get a cookbook of easy, tempting recipes for another foodie or someone who you wish would cook more. Ooh, and it's such a pretty cover too-just how a gift should be (eye candy)!
Oh, and Happy Earth Day, Everyone!