Chocolate panna cotta with verjuice-poached prunes

Chocolate panna cotta with verjuice-poached prunes

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  • 4
  • Easy
  • 20 minutes, plus 2 hours' chilling time
  • 15 minutes


  • For the panna cotta
  • gelatine leaves 2
  • milk ½ cup
  • cream 1 cup
  • sugar 2 T
  • milk chocolate 100 g, finely chopped
  • good-quality cocoa 2 T
  • sunflower oil or cooking spray, for greasing
  • For the poached prunes:
  • vino cotto 1 cup
  • Woolworths Ripe & Ready prunes 12
  • seedless black grapes 1 bunch

Cooking Instructions

To make the panna cotta:

Soak the gelatine leaves in the milk for 5 minutes to soften.

Heat the cream and sugar in a saucepan over a medium heat, whisking to dissolve the sugar. Bring the cream to a simmer, then remove from the heat.

Pour the gelatine-and-milk mixture into the warm cream and whisk. Add the chocolate and cocoa and continue whisking until smooth. Divide the mixture equally between 4 greased dariole moulds and chill for 2 hours or until set.

To make the poached prunes, heat the vino cotto in a pan over a medium heat. Add the prunes and grapes and cook for 5–10 minutes, or until soft.

To remove the panna cotta from the moulds, dip into a bowl of hot water for 5 seconds. Gently loosen the edges using a knife and turn out onto serving plates.

Serve with the poached prunes and an espresso.

Cook’s note: Vino cotto is a grape must available at speciality food stores and delis. If you prefer, cook the fruit in maple syrup and add a squeeze of lemon juice.

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Abigail Donnelly Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly
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