Who doesn’t love a Panna Cotta? I love pairing them with any sort of fruity element and this time I thought I might try it with a strawberry mousse. I thought the idea was a bit strange but hey it does not hurt to try right? The result turned out just the way I like it. Strawberries are such a perfect pairing especially for a day like valentines day. Since the oven remains unfixed I’m trying to find creatives ways to make desserts and sweets.

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Panna Cotta:
1/4 cup of soy milk or milk
250mls of cream
1 gold leaf gelatine
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla paste
2 tablespoons of caster sugar

Strawberry Mousse:
7 strawberries chopped finely or in chunks
1/2 of a gold leaf gelatine
1/4 cup of cream
1 teaspoon of lemon juice

Panna cotta:
1. Heat milk, cream, sugar and vanilla in a saucepan.
2. Soak gelatine leaf in cold water and squeeze out excess water.
3. Add the leaf to the saucepan.
4. Mix and when gelatine is dissolved, turn off the heat.
5. Divide mixture into 2 ramekins or suitable containers. I use two glasses – if using glasses make sure mixture is slightly cooled down before pouring
6. Leave at room temperature until completely cooled.
7. Place panna cotta in the fridge for a few hours or until set.

Mousse:
1. When panna cotta is set. Start the mousse
2. Heat up a small saucepan with the cream in it.
3. Soak leaf in cold water and squeeze excess water, add to the cream.
4. Mix cream mixture and once the leaf is dissolve, turn off the heat and add the strawberries.
5. Divide the mousse in half and place on top of the panna cotta. Wait until cooled then place in the fridge.
6. After a few hours your panna cotta with Strawberry mousse is now ready to eat :) !

Thanks to Dining with a Stud for hosting the Love at first bite blog hop. I can’t add the linkytool thingy due to free wordpress javascript limitations =(

Also big congrats to Ling to won the Nigella Lawson comp! Thanks to everyone for entering =)