Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Basic Panacota Recipe

Last weekend, I had to work on a Saturday to make up for some unpaid holidays at work.  I was not really looking forward to that week end because because there would be one day less of my usual rest days. I was thinking it would be a tiring, stressful and a short, unrelaxed weekend.

Well , to my surprise, It wasn't.

The husband picked me up from work and we went straight to do our grocery shopping.  Thinking it would be a crazy scene in the grocery being a Black Friday weekend, I anticipated the rush.

Well,  to my surprise, there wasn't.

At home, I thought the little daughter will be all clingy  because she has not seen me the whole day which is unusual for  a weekend.

She wasn't.

There was a relaxed and calm atmosphere which  aired over the house that night and made feel like working that day was not really tiring at all. 

Our bedroom was nightly lit by soft light coming from the lamp shade. Soft music was playing as my daughter played in the bed and occasionally went to walk/ dance in the floor and climbed back up the bed again.

I even had time to edit these panacota photos as I ate the last cup  without any mess or sticky hands  which always happens when I do things hurriedly because a toddler wants to either sit on my lap or just bug me anyhow.

And speaking of  photos, I know that my photos are far from perfect but I really, really enjoy editing them and making them look nice. Although it really can get annoying and frustrating, I think I am beginning to like the idea that if I practice more, I will soon be posting more beautiful photos in this blog.

I hope you will all still be with me as I practice my photographing skills in this blog and aim to get better and better.

Meanwhile, here is a recipe of a simple dessert that is so EASY to make, yet adding garnishes like fruit compote on top of it can make it look like you spent a lot of time making it. I made a variation by setting a mango gelatin on top of the set panacota and decorated it with peach slices.

You can use different kinds of glasses to fill. Wine glasses are a good example. I used some elegant looking cups that I bought for a cheap price.

You cant go wrong with these dessert. I have friends raving about it and were pleased by the fact that they are easy to make. 

So there is the short description of how my unusual weekend went by. Short it was, but the time was well spent and so meaningful.

I hope you are all having a meaningful week so far!

Please scroll down for the recipe. ;)

Basic Panacota Recipe
adapted from David Lebovits
written by Sanna of Woman Scribbles


4 cups whipping cream ( 35%)
2 pouches of Knox unflavored gelatin ( 2 tbsp)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
100 ml water 
100 ml hot water


1. Sprinkle 2 pouch or 2 tbsp of Knox unflavored gelatin over 100 ml water in a small bowl. Let this sit for 1 minute. Add in 100 ml of hot water and stir the gelatin powder into the water until mixture is dissolved and clear.
2.In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix whipping cream, sugar and vanilla extract until the sugar is dissolved completely. Turn off heat and stir in the gelatin mixture.
3. Pour the panacota into containers or moulds and let cool.  Panacota will start to set and will firm up completely for about 4- 5 hours. Alternatively, refrigerate for  two hours.
4. Garnish as desired.


  1. Sanna! I have been looking for a panacota recipe for ages (can't perfect it hehe)! Thanks for sharing this!

    1. This recipe is perfect. I hope you enjoy it,Marie!