Saffron Panna Cotta

By Alex Zar

Saffron and Vanilla Delight: A Panna Cotta Dream!

"Where Creamy Meets Dreamy: Saffron Meets Vanilla!"

Ready to whisk your taste buds on a gourmet adventure? 🌟🍴 Let's stir up some magic with a Saffron and Vanilla Panna Cotta that's as cheeky as it is delicious! Imagine the royal embrace of saffron meeting the sweet whisper of vanilla in a dessert that's set to steal the show (and maybe a few hearts 😉). Grab your apron, and let's get swirling!

Saffron and Vanilla Panna Cotta


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • A pinch of saffron threads
  • 2 1/2 tsp gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • Optional: Fresh berries or fruit compote for serving

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Start with the Cream: In a saucepan, combine heavy cream and sugar. If using a vanilla bean pod, split it, scrape out the seeds, and add both seeds and pod to the pan. Alternatively, use vanilla extract.
  2. Warm and Infuse: Gently heat the mixture, stirring until it steams (avoid boiling). Remove from heat, add saffron threads, and let it steep for about 10 minutes.
  3. Prep the Gelatin: Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in a small bowl, allowing it to soften.
  4. Combine: Remove the vanilla pod from the cream mixture. Return the pan to low heat, add bloomed gelatin, and stir until smooth.
  5. Set the Panna Cotta: Cool the mixture slightly, then pour into glasses or ramekins. Let them cool to room temperature, then chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
  6. Serve with Elegance: Garnish your set Panna Cotta with fresh berries or a fruit compote for an extra burst of flavor and color.

Saffron and Vanilla Panna Cotta

Indulge in the luxurious blend of saffron and vanilla with this homemade Panna Cotta. A perfect end to any meal, or a treat for your special moments! 🌼🍨

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