Jun 22, 2016

Mango Vanilla Pannacotta... a luscious dessert to serve your loved ones

Pannacotta is a favourite in my house... though everybody has a liking for a different flavour :) The most loved and most indulging flavour for all of us is mango. This recipe is nothing but a mix of vanilla and mango pannacotta but the presentation makes it beautiful for everybody to grab their cups before they are gone :)

We made this for Father's Day. My elder one Niks decided to surprise Daddy on Father's day with a very special meal especially decided and made my him. He wanted to pull out a menu which would surprise Daddy and make him the "most Happy person in the world" (thats what he said) when he tries it. The menu was supposed to be filled with delicacies as he talked to be about what he wanted. I was so happy to see him juggle his little brain to come up with beautiful options. Finally he came up with a menu with starters, main course, side dish, drink and finally a beautiful dessert. 

Initially our plan was to make mango pannacotta which is everyone's favourite in the house but suddenly he changed his plan and asked me if we could make it look very fancy like the ones we see in restaurants. I smiled and said we can try but I am not sure how. He remembered seeing a pic somewhere which showed a presentation like we have tried here. The way he was trying to explain the look of the dessert was cute... "You see mummy one flavour goes on one side as a slanting line then you pour another flavour as another slanting line "... :) ... I did not understand anything initially but then he drew out a pattern for me and that really helped

Here is what we came up with and it tasted divine with everybody getting to be happy. Daddy loved the surprise and enjoyed every bit of everything... the love, the food, the surprise, the special day :)

Serves... 4 ppl
Serve option... Chilled

This is what u'll need....

Gelatin - 1 packet
Milk - 1 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
Mango pulp - 1/2 cup
Sugar 1 tspn + 2 tbspn
Vanilla essence - a few drops 
Mango cubes - for garnish
Cherries - for garnish

Here is the stir....

    • Add water into a pan and sprinkle a tablespoon of gelatin into it
    • Let this rest for about 5-10 minutes to let the gelatin bloom
    • Heat this mixture on low flame till all the gelatin is completely dissolved
    • Add a little sugar depending on the sweetness of mangoes used in the recipe. Let this mixture cool
    • Scoop out the flesh of mangoes into a blender jar
    • Pulse them into a fine puree
    • Add this to the cooled gelatin water and mix thoroughly

    • Strain it using a sieve to remove lumps, if any

    • Place glasses into a bowl in a slanted/tilted position and fill it with the mango mixture
    • Leave it in the refrigerator to set
    • Meanwhile, take milk in a bowl and add a tablespoon of gelatin to it
    • Let it rest for around 5-10 minutes to help the gelatin bloom
    • Heat this mixture on low flame till gelatin is completely dissolved 
    • Pour a few drops of vanilla into the milk
    • Add sugar to taste. Adjust as per your liking
    • Let this mixture cool down to room temperature
    • Check if the mango mixture is set. Gently pour the milk mixture into the glass till full 
    • Place it back in the refrigerator to set 
    • Once ready garnish with mango cubes and cherries 
    • Serve chilled and enjoy

    • Do not bring the mixture to a boil
    • Add sugar as per your taste
    • Let the gelatin rest before you heat the mixture

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