Rosewater Panna Cotta with Raspberry Gelée

Rosewater Panna Cotta with Raspberry Gelee

Life is all about attitude. Whether the glass is half full or empty can really shape your life. When it comes to Valentine’s Day I had two choices; I could mope about another year without a date or I could make and enjoy some pretty heart shaped desserts. I chose pretty heart shaped desserts.

Rosewater Panna Cotta with Raspberry Gelee

Panna cotta is one of my favourite desserts. It’s incredibly easy to make, and the variations are infinite. In honour of Valentine’s Day, I chose to add a little rosewater to the cream. And of course it needed a touch of red so raspberry jelly layer had to be added. The result is a perfect combination of creamy and fruity layers, with just a hint of something floral.


Whatever your plans for Valentine’s Day, I wish you lots of love a little something sweet!

Rosewater Panna Cotta with Raspberry Gelée
• 2 cups frozen raspberries
• 1/3 cup sugar
• 1 tsp gelatin
• ¼ cup cold water
• 2 cups cream or milk
• 2 tsp rosewater
• ½ cup sugar
• 2 tsp gelatin
• ½ cup cold water

1. Grease the molds with an unflavoured oil. In a medium bowl, sprinkle the 1 tsp gelatin over the ¼ cup water. Set aside. In a medium saucepan bring the raspberries and the 1/3 cup sugar to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes to release the juices. Strain, and stir the raspberry juice into the gelatin until the gelatin has completely dissolved. Pour into molds and let set in the fridge for at least one hour.
2. Once the raspberry gelée has set, make the panna cotta. In a medium bowl sprinkle the 2 tsp gelatin over the ½ cup cold water. Set aside. In a saucepan bring the cream and sugar just to boil. Add the rosewater. Stir into the gelatin until just combined. Let the cream mixture cool slightly then pour into the molds over the gelée. Let set for at least 2 hours.
3. To unmold, run a sharp knife along the edge of the mold then invert onto plates




26 thoughts on “Rosewater Panna Cotta with Raspberry Gelée

  1. I love your choice! Valentine’s Day is a holiday I’ve always been fairly meh about. This is one of the first years in a while my husband and I are even exchanging gifts and I’m finally excited about it and glass half full too :) Wishing you a happy day!

  2. What a lovey dessert! And beautiful photos. I’m not a big valentines person other then for yummy treats. So I think you have it right!

  3. I’ll have what you’re making! Lovely photos and perfect elegance for Valentines Day. The rosewater addition is what did it for me. Rosewater is also a lovely addition to white cake.

  4. This is genius…love the color and the symbolism of this treat, perfect for Valentines. It is simple but has to be prepared with caution and the right ingredients. Just like what love is, basically why we celebrate Valentine’s Day…Let us celebrate love. Must try this!

  5. You chose right, with the heart-shaped desserts. V-day is such a weird holiday and not really worthy of making yourself upset over. But these panna cotta are just delish!

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