Cardamom and Rose Water Panna Cotta With Candied Rose Petals
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
This is a good example of new age Indian cuisine at its best. A elegant dessert that takes nothing to make. You just need all the ingredients in the pantry and just a little time on your hands. Use frozen berries-better than fresh as they tend to sweeter as sugars concentrate when fruits are frozen. The dessert looks great on the plate too.
750 ml 35% cream
250 ml homogenized milk
100 g sugar
4 sheets gelatin (soaked in lukewarm water)
rose water, to taste
1/2 tablespoon cardamom powder or 1/2 tablespoon cardamom seed
100 g frozen blueberries
100 g frozen raspberries
50 g caster sugar
100 ml apricot jam
fresh rose petals, one blossom
1 egg white, beaten
25 g caster sugar
1. Heat milk and cream.
2. Add in the sugar and gelatin allow to melt.
3. Add rosewater and stir.
4. Allow to cool and pt into moulds and refrigerate.
5. Melt jam on a double boiler add berries and sugar and allow to cool. As berries have been frozen they will break down and make a beautiful sauce. Berries don't need to cook.
6. Brush every rose petal with the egg white and sprinkle sugar.
7. Allow to sit in a dry place and will become stiff.
8. Do not over beat the egg whites as they will become watery.
9. On a plate put the pannacota in the center and then spoon out berry compote all over the plate.
10. Gently place the frosted petals over the panacotta just before service.
11. You can add a contemporary look by serving it in a champagne saucer and using frosted leaves of roses sticking out on the side.