Bring a taste of floral into your kitchen with this sweet chamomile panna cotta, finished off with a drizzle of honey. Follow the recipe below to recreate this simple but delicious dish at home.
Have you tried cooking with chamomile? More often used as a tasty tea, chamomile can also add a mellow honey-like flavor to your food creations. Follow the recipe below to make a chamomile flavored panna cotta finished off with a honey drizzle. This Italian dessert is a no-bake dish so it's a quick dessert you can whip up the night before a dinner party. To serve, you can drizzle over some honey and feel free to decorate with some chamomile flowers or with a nut crumb for a little crunch!
90ml (1/3 cup) whole milk
360ml (1 1/ 2 cup) double cream
40g (1.4 oz) soft brown sugar
2 sheets gelatin
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
15g (0.5 oz) dried camomile flowers (optional: extra for garnishing)
honey for drizzling
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Lightly grease the molds you're using for your panna cottas using a flavorless oil (vegetable oil).
Bloom the gelatin by soaking the sheets in a little cold water for around 5 minutes until softened.
In a saucepan, bring your cream, milk and sugar up to a simmer making sure it doesn't come to a boil. Then remove from the heat.
Remove any excess water from your softened gelatin by giving it a good squeeze. Add the gelatin sheets to the cream mix in your saucepan and stir until the gelatin is fully melted.
Now to add your flavorings. Add the vanilla extract and your camomile flowers. Give it all a mix and let steep for around 15 minutes.
Once steeped, strain the mixture through a fine sieve and pour into your molds portioning them out evenly. Leave to set in the fridge for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight if you have the time.
When it comes to turning the panna cotta out of the molds, use a thin knife to loosen around the edge of the mold. If the panna cotta does not easily come out, you can give the base of the molds a quick dip in some hot water for a few seconds to help loosen. Turn the panna cotta out onto your plate of choice.
Finally, add a drizzle of honey over the top to serve. You can also garnish with some extra chamomile flowers or a nut crumb. Enjoy!
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