Saturday, May 12, 2012

Vanilla Panna Cotta with Meyer Lemon Compote

I love having this type of dessert especially now when the weather is getting much warmer. It is silky, soothingly smooth and can be the perfect end to most meals. Since I have still have Meyer lemons I made some compote to go with it. The sweet sourish with a hint of bitterness of the compote goes so well with the light panna cotta.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my mom in Malaysia and all the wonderful mothers out there, Happy Mother's Day!

Smiles of happy sunshine,
Arms of everlasting luv,
Touch of sweet roses,
There is magic in the air
Whenever you're there,
Mother, everything to you I owe,
May all pleasures of life come your way.
Happy Mother’s Day

Ingredients for Panna Cotta:

2 1/2 cups milk (I used 2% fat)
1 packet (7 gram) gelatin powder
1/4 cup warm water
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Meyer Lemon Compote:

6 Meyer lemons
1/3 cup sugar (you might need a bit more if you use regular lemons)

1. Remove the rind of the lemon with a peeler (just the yellow part) and slice it thinly. Cut off the white part and remove the pulp and juice.
2. Put the sliced rind, pulp and juice in a small heavy sauce and cook until thick and the juiced reduced. Set it aside.
3. To make the panna cotta: place the water in a small bowl and sprinkle over the gelatin. Set it aside until the gelatin absorbs the water (to bloom).
4. Place the milk in a saucepan over medium heat with the sugar, stir occasionally and allow the milk to come to a slow boil. Add in the gelatin and cook, stirring for a minute or until the gelatin dissolved.
5. Remove from heat and add in the vanilla. Pour mixture into 4 little ramekins and let it cool at room temperature before refrigerating. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until set.
6. Top it with lemon compote before serving.

Note: This panna cotta is not firm enough to be unmolded.


Dumpling Love said...

That looks so yum! I always thought panna cotta had cream in it..? Yet another recipe for my (ever-growing) list! haha. I love the small jars you've got them in as cute!

Shereen said...

So elegant!Nice little jars and the colours look so nice.Tomorrow's project:)

ann low said...

A lovely dessert that I'm sure is a Mother's favourite.
Happy Mother's Day to you :)

My Little Space said...

Wishing you a very Happy Mother's Day too, Gert! Will be heading back to my in-law's place tomorrow. I actually quite sad cause my parents are staying too far and don't have the chance to celebrate with them for years. Hope you're having a fabulous day. Your lemon compote looks amazing to cover up the panna cotta.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

This is a nice dessert to serve in Mother's day. I have done a pandan layer cake and will bring to dinner tomorrow with my mother, sisters and brother. Happy Mother's day to you too.

Anonymous said...

so chantik lah! I love the bottles you used!

WendyinKK said...

Usually I see recipes calling for cream and I chicken out.
Glad this recipe uses milk, kekekeke.
Much much friendlier to the wasteline.

Elin said...

Gertrude...thank you for the Mother's Day too have a swell time with Diana if she is back with you. I have never tried my hands at making panna cotta but looking at your I might try it out since this recipe uses milk. Your lemon curd looks the kumquat I made :)

dapurCikWan said...

nice jars! love the shape as well as the panna cotta inside ;)

K.Nor said...

nor sentiasa drooling tengok panna cotta hehe.. such a very nice jar! cantik la gert :)

Anonymous said...


The panna cotta looks refreshing with the lemon compote. Happy mother's day.


RVpups said...

So beautiful and simple! Love the jars. I love lemon compote. Will this work with almond milk?

QembarDelites said...

Yes, I would love to try this panna cotta since it's using only milk, simple too!

Yoong said...

Panna cotta - yum! And cute little cups you've put them in, too.

CikguIsya said...

love ur blog

ICook4Fun said...

Dumpling Love, thank you. Yes most of them do used cream but this is the lighter version of it.

Shereen, I hope you like it :)

Ann, welcome back. Hope everything is well with you. Happy Mother's Day to you too.

Kristy, thank you. At least you get to celebrate it with your family. Not me. Too far away from home and Diana is in NY :( Where is your parents? Up North?

Sonia, yes it is. How nice of you and I am sure your family love the cake you baked. Hope you had a wonderful time.

Alan, terima kasih!!

Wendy, me too. I can't afford all the extra calories ha ha..for me using milk taste just as good :0

Elin, you are welcome. Diana didn't come back :(

Dapurcikwan, thank you.

ICook4Fun said...

Nor, I tahu you memang suka sangat panna cotta :)

Yen, thank you.

RVpups, I am sure it will works as I used soy milk before.

Jeannie, Happy Belated Mother's Day to you. Yes this is very simple dessert.

Yoong, thank you :)

CikguGeo, thanks for visiting and your support.

My Little Space said...

Yes, my parents stay at the North. It takes about 5 hours drive from Tangkak (Northern Johor). So, these days we usually meet up or gathering at my younger brother's place in Klang. I can easily travel there by bus with my kids. I don't often tell anyone where I came from. haha.... Cheah has given me a surprise visit months ago. So malu~lah...have nothing special to serve her. ha...

SimplyBakes said...

Hello my kitchen snippets!
Oh my, these little jars of dessert look simply elegant! Love the colours and the pics. Thanks for the inspirations! :D