This panna cotta set with Agar is vegan and does not compromise on the traditional recipe.
to serve 4
1 cup of coconut cream
1 cup almond milk (or any other milk of your choice)
100gm vanilla sugar (or less, to taste – or plant based sweetener like stevia)
1 tsp Pacific Harvest Agar Powder
3 tbsp of coconut liqueur (optional)
Fresh, stewed or candied fruits to garnish
Pudding may ‘sweat’ when weather is humid. To prevent this, you may dissolve 1 tsp of corn starch (corn flour) with the agar into the liquid that you are cooking
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 (or alternative) 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 & the Agar . When the mixture starts to boil, allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes, then remove from heat. Add the liqueur if using. Ladle the mixture into serving bowls and stand until set.
To serve, decorate with fruit.
Tip: to make this panna cotta raw, warm a small portion of the liquids (1/2 cup) and dissolve the Agar & the sugar. Add this mixture to the rest of the liquids (raw). 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.