This panna cotta set with NZ Agar is vegan and no compromise to the traditional recipe, a light touch at the end of a meal.
to serve 4
1 cup of coconut cream (Kara tastes really good)
1 cup soya milk (or any other milk of your choice)
100gm vanilla sugar (or less, to taste)
1 tsp Pacific Harvest Agar Powder
3 tbsp of coconut liqueur (optional)
Fresh, stewed or candied fruits to garnish
For the panna cotta, pour the liquids into a cooking pan and sprinkle with the Agar Powder. Using a whisk, mix to combine and let stand 10 minutes for the Agar to swell.
Add vanilla sugar to the Agar mixture. Stir to mix the ingredients and place the pan on medium heat. Allow to warm while stirring to dissolve the sugar. Do not allow it to boil… when the mixture reaches a simmer (90 C), remove from heat. Add the liqueur if using. Ladle the mixture into serving bowls and let stand until set.
To serve, decorate with fruits.
Chef's tips: to make this panna cotta raw, dissolve the agar & the sugar in a small portion of the liquids (1/2 cup) and add this mixture to the rest of the liquids (cold). Combine & quickly ladle in the ramekins as the mixture will set at room temperature. Be sure to not disturb the mixture after it has started to set as it may not set again properly. If this happens, the only thing to do is to warm the mixture again until melted & smooth and reset in the ramekins.