From The Hungry Girls’ Cookbook comes the best yoghurt and white chocolate pannacotta recipe that you’ll ever need!
With a base of yoghurt, cream and milk to give a velvet texture and hint of decadence, this particular pannacotta has just enough white chocolate to make it my go-to after dinner dessert on a regular basis without the guilt of over-indulging in sugar.
It’s a great dessert served with strawberries, stewed rhubarb or whichever fruit you prefer, but I always find the more tart the fruit, the better! My children prefer it served with crumbled biscotti biscuits and my partner prefers it plain, alongside a coffee.
Yoghurt and white chocolate pannacotta
Makes 6–8 pannacottas
1 ½ titanium gelatine leaves (equal to 2 ¼ teaspoons powdered gelatine)
120 g white chocolate, broken into pieces
250 ml cream
100 ml milk
3 tablespoons sugar
500 ml natural yoghurt
Fill a bowl with cold water and add the gelatine leaves, allowing them to soften for 5–10 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat the chocolate in a bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring every so often until melted and smooth. At the same time, put the cream, milk and sugar in a separate saucepan and heat gently until almost boiling, then remove from the heat.
Remove the gelatine from the bowl of water, squeezing it out, and stir into the hot cream until dissolved. Stir a generous splash of cream into the chocolate until smooth, then transfer all the chocolate into the saucepan of cream and stir well. Finally, stir in the yoghurt.
Pour into metal moulds (or ramekins, or Asian tea cups) and refrigerate overnight. Alternatively, if you make the pannacotta in the morning, refrigerate it for the whole day.
To serve, dip each pannacotta into a bowl of hot water to loosen it from the cup, then turn out onto a plate. (How long the pannacotta needs in hot water depends on the cup you’ve used – metal cups need only briefly, while ceramic cups need 10 seconds or more. If the pannacotta is almost coming out, don’t be afraid to gently shake and tap the cup above the plate as it should still come out in one piece.)
In case you need a healthy main meal to make you feel less guilty about indulging in dessert check out this recipe for a Green Bean, Yoghurt and Coconut salad.
You already know this, it’s scrumptious!