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Custard Panna Cotta in Saffron Sauce {Made with Agar Agar}
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Custard Panna Cotta in Saffron Sauce {Made with Agar Agar}

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian Fusion
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Sonal Gupta @ simplyvegetarian777


Ingredients For Panna Cotta

  • Milk - 3 + 1/2 cups room temperature
  • Custard powder - 2 tbsp
  • Agar agar powder - 1 tbsp. You may use gelatin if you are ok with it.
  • Sugar - 3&1/2 tbsp

Ingredients for Saffron Sauce

  • Milk - 1/2 cup
  • saffron - 1 fat pinch
  • Condensed milk - 1/2 cup


Making Saffron Sauce

  • Heat 1/2 cup milk till lukewarm or in microwave for 15 seconds. Add a fat pinch of saffron to it. Stir and let sit for 1/2 hr. When the saffron leaves beautiful color, add 1/2 cup condensed milk to it and stir. Your easy Saffron sauce is ready.

Making Custard Panna Cotta

  • Take a sauce pan or boiler and pour 1 tbsp agar agar powder in 3 cups milk.Let it sit for 1/2 hr.
  • Meanwhile dissolve 2 tbsp custard powder in 1/2 cup milk and set aside.
  • When the agar agar is fully dissolved in milk, add sugar and custard powder milk concentrate to the boiler.
  • Keep the heat on medium low and keep stirring till the custard milk thickens.
  • Make sure that you do not bring it to a boil at all. It needs to be warm.
  • To check the doneness of the Pana Cotta, dip the back of a spoon in the concentrate. It should stick at the bottom of the spoon and not runny.
  • Take 4-6 small bowls and grease them lightly with butter and then wipe off with paper napkin.
  • Pour the panna cotta mix equally in the bowls. Refrigerate for at least 4 hrs before serving.
  • When ready to serve, take the bowls out. Keep 4-6 dessert plates ready.
  • Run a knife around the edges to loosen it up. Place the plate on top of the bowl and flip it gently to place the panna cotta on plate, in the center. If it does't come out in first go, then run the knife till the bottom of the set pudding and try again.
  • Serve it chilled with the cold Saffron sauce drizzled over it.