Honey Saffron White Chocolate Panna Cotta & Pistachio Toffee

  • Honey Saffron White Chocolate Panna Cotta & Pistachio Toffee
Ranked: 274th

Rated 4.45 out of 5 based on 10 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbls water (tablespoons)
  • 2 tspn gelatine powder
  • 2 cups thickened cream
  • 1/3 cup icing sugar
  • 100 g white chocolate chopped
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 1 Tbls honey (tablespoon)
  • 1/2 tspn vanilla extract
  • 1 sprig star anise (broken piece)
  • 215 g caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbls pisachio nuts (tablespoons) chopped

Method

For the Panna Cotta:

Place the water into a cup and add gelatine, stirring until combined. Stand for 5 minutes. Place the cream in a saucepan over medium heat with sugar, white chocolate, saffron, honey, vanilla extract & star anise. Stir to melt the chocolate, allowing the cream to come to the boil. Add the gelatine mixture and cook whilst stirring for approximately 1-2 minutes to dissolve the gelatine. Strain the mixture and pour into 4 x ½ cup capacity moulds that have been lightly greased with butter. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until firm. Remove the panna cotta from the fridge 5 minutes before serving, then remove from the mould and serve with pistachio toffee (see below).

For the Pistachio Toffee:

Stir water and sugar in a saucepan over low heat until the sugar dissolves (Don’t bring to the boil until all of the sugar is dissolved). Increase the heat to high and bring to the boil and keep stirring. Continue to cook while stirring until the mixture is a rich golden colour. Remove toffee from the heat and pour over pistachio nuts spread out over a flat baking tray lined with baking paper. Allow to cool for approximately 1 hour. Snap toffee into desired shapes to decorate the panna cotta as you wish.

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  • Love Panna Cotta and have been planning on cooking it for the first time. This looks stunning and delicious, will give it a go this weekend.

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    by Stuart Talman on 08/10/2012, 15:46
    Stuart Talman
    • Thanks Stuart, have fun with it! Dipping the pistachio toffee into the panna cotta was so yummy, enjoy! :)

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      by Jackie Martini on 10/10/2012, 17:14
      Jackie Martini
  • Looks interesting, I’ll keep it on my ‘to do” list :)

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    by Miri Molcho on 09/10/2012, 07:29
    Miri Molcho
    • Thank you Miri…….I hope you decide to give this a go & have fun with it! Cheers! :)

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      by Jackie Martini on 10/10/2012, 17:15
      Jackie Martini
  • Pistachio toffee! What a great idea!

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    by Amanda Bailey on 09/10/2012, 11:29
    Amanda Bailey
    • Thanks heaps Amanda……the pistachio nuts worked really well in the toffee….I had so much fun with it! Cheers to you :)

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      by Jackie Martini on 10/10/2012, 17:16
      Jackie Martini
  • Looks amazing! Can’t wait to try this

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    by Emily Dahdah on 09/10/2012, 15:42
    Emily Dahdah
    • Thank you very much Emily!!!! I’m sure you’ll enjoy making the dessert as much as I did……eating is even better!!!!!!!! Have fun! :)

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      by Jackie Martini on 10/10/2012, 17:17
      Jackie Martini
  • Thanks for sharing Jackie. I could only hope I can recreate this as well as you. Stunning!

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    by Jo Jo C on 11/10/2012, 16:02
    Jo Jo C
    • My pleasure sharing this recipe Jo Jo. Thanks so very much for your lovely comments, I’m sure you can make this no problem at all, enjoy! :)

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      by Jackie Martini on 12/10/2012, 10:47
      Jackie Martini
  • I’m loving this flavour combination. Saffron, anise and honey – awesome! You seem like quite the dessert queen jackie.

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    by Sara Y on 19/10/2012, 21:28
    Sara Y
    • Thank you very much Sara, the flavours worked really well together and enjoyed a little dance on the tastebuds!!! I do love desserts, both making & eating!!! Cheers to you :)

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      by Jackie Martini on 25/10/2012, 18:02
      Jackie Martini
  • Thanks so much Snjezana! :)

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    by Jackie Martini on 25/10/2012, 18:02
    Jackie Martini
  • I love panna cottas…this is so beautiful!

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    by Sarah Lewis on 29/12/2012, 19:20
    Sarah Lewis
    • I’m with you Sarah on loving panna cotta……thank you so much for liking, I really appreciate your feedback…….this one is fun to make & delicious to eat! Cheers to you :)

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      by Jackie Martini on 07/01/2013, 13:50
      Jackie Martini
  • Delicious!

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    by Phoodie Tweets on 07/01/2013, 18:22
    Phoodie Tweets
  • Love saffron in desserts…..would love to see people using it more often…btw it looks delicious!

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    by Luca Ciano on 21/01/2013, 11:16
    Luca Ciano
    • waiting for my next crop …

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      by Helen Minns on 21/01/2013, 16:27
      Helen Minns
    • Cheers to you Helen :)

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      by Jackie Martini on 24/01/2013, 09:59
      Jackie Martini
    • I love saffron too Luca, thank you very much for your kind comments :)

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      by Jackie Martini on 24/01/2013, 10:00
      Jackie Martini