Vanilla Panna Cotta with Warm Berries
2 leaves of leaf gelatine
284ml double cream
100ml semi-skimmed milk
87.5g caster sugar
1 vanilla pod (halved and seeds removed)
300g mixed berries
1 ½ tbsp water
Soak the gelatine leaves in cold water for at least 4-5 minutes
Place the cream, milk, sugar and vanilla seeds in a pan with a heavy base. Slowly bring to the boil over a medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat then take the gelatine leaves one by one, squeeze out the excess water and stir into the cream mixture until dissolved.
Rinse out 3 x 150ml pudding moulds with cold water but do not dry. Divide the panna cotta mixture between them. Cool and then chill in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours until set.
Place a saucepan over a medium heat. Add your berries to the pan and coat evenly with the sugar, bringing them to the boil.
Stir until all the sugar dissolves and bubbles start to appear on the sides of the pan. Add your water.
Cook for another minute or two and then remove from the heat
To serve, dip the moulds one at a time into hot water for 10 seconds, then turn out onto plates. Spoon the compote around the panna cotta