Something for the Weekend – Honey Panna Cotta with Ginger spiced poached Rhubarb

I want to make a lovely dessert for the weekend, one of my favourites – Panna Cotta, I wanted to include some of the lush Rhubarb that is growing like mad in the garden, so a Honey Ginger Panna Cotta with poached ginger Rhubarb sounded good.

It would be an easy Easter dessert as it can be made ahead, so no stress 😇

I use the Thermomix, but stirring into a saucepan will work just as well.


This makes 6 large panna cotta

Into the bowl goes 600ml of double cream, 200ml milk, a good blob of vanilla bean paste, 50ml of honey and 25ml of ginger syrup – I used the syrup from stem ginger – if you don’t have it just just 75ml of honey and forget the ginger altogether.


Heat at 100, speed 2 for 8 minutes, or bring to the boil in a pan then simmer for a couple of minutes. I then finely diced 2 balls of stem ginger and added to the mix, but again, if you don’t have it leave it out.


Whilst this is happening, I put 5 sheets of gelatine into a bowl of cold water, till softened.

Squeeze the excess water from the gelatine, and add to the bowl, mix on reverse, no heat for 2 minutes at speed 2. Or Stir till dissolved in the pan.


I rinsed dariol moulds in water, shake excess water out, but don’t dry, then pour the mix into the moulds – I only have 4, so I used 2 glasses for the others.


Leave these for serveral hours or overnight to set – if you are leaving for a couple of days, when cool, cover in cling film.


For a tart contrast, I have picked half a dozen stalks of Rhubarb and washed and trimmed them into 3 inch pieces.


Into a lidded pan add 200ml orange juice, 75g sugar and add a tablespoon of ginger syrup and a sliced ball of stem ginger, if using.


Bring this to the boil and reduce to a thick syrup, then carefully add the Rhubarb, I used tongs, cover and cook till just tender.


you are looking for the Rhubarb to hold its shape – mine is a bit over, I am not that worried, tastes the same and it’s for family not master chef judges 😉

Turn out the Panna Cotta By sitting in a bowl of hot water for a few seconds.


Then turning out adding a pieces of rhubarb with a little syrup


The dots on the top are vanilla seeds – still yummy 😋


Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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