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DUORecipe Spirit House The Cookbook by Helen Brierty and Annette Fear

Coconut and Mango Panna Cotta with Mango and Passionfruit Salad This is one of the easiest dessert recipes and it takes no more time to multiply the recipe to feed a large party. Any seasonal fruits can be used. In winter, when mangoes are out of season, use strawberries. A shot or two of Malibu, Cointreau or other liquor is also a decadent addition to the fruit salad. Serves 6 Prep: 30 minutes | Cook: 10 minutes | Moderate

PANNA COTTA 50 ml (1 fl oz) water 100 g (3½ oz) sugar 1½ gelatine leaves titanium strength or 3½ leaves gold strength 100 ml (3½ fl oz) coconut cream 200 ml (7 fl oz) mango purée 200 ml (7 fl oz) pure cream • Bring the water and sugar to the boil then remove from heat. • Soften the gelatin sheets in cold tap water then squeeze out excess water before stirring into the warm sugar syrup. Cool to room temperature. • Place the sugar syrup and coconut cream in a large bowl and mix together. Stir through the mango purée. • Whip the cream to soft peaks and carefully fold through the mango mix. • Divide the panna cotta mix between 6 glasses and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours to set.

2 mangoes, peeled and cut into 2 cm dice-sized pieces 3 passionfruit 1 tablespoon caster (superfine) sugar • Combine mangoes, passionfruit pulp and sugar in a bowl and stir to dissolve the sugar. • To finish, remove the panna cotta from the refrigerator. Add the mango and passionfruit salad to each glass and serve.

CHEF’S TIP Use a pretty water glass to set the panna cotta rather than the more traditional mould. It saves having to remove the dessert from the mould.

HOT TIP Leaf gelatine can be found in 2 strengths – gold and titanium. Titanium is 5 gm and gold 2.2 gm, so a recipe needs to be adjusted depending on which you use. Leaf gelatine gives a smooth silken texture with no flavour, and is so superior to powdered gelatine which should be avoided at all costs. Leaf gelatine is available at good supermarkets and can be purchased from food outlets online.


DUOMagazine April 2017

DUO Magazine April 2017  
DUO Magazine April 2017  

Every month, DUO captures the unique spirit of our region and grabs the attention of our community. We’ve been doing it for a decade, making...