Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta
For days when you want a dessert, but lazy af. But also, dessert iz lyf. You don't wanna wash too much stuff but what you need is some patience though. No bake, just warm the milk and mix all the ingredients together, sieve and chill! The end! It sounds like I'm oversimplifying but you can try it yourself. I did this when I was sad and lazy. If I bothered to make it in that state, you can do it in any state. HAHAHAAHAH. Disclaimer is that I'm highly motivated by my cravings too.
A good panna cotta is one that's creamy, soft, like a pudding but not a jello and can hold its shape! The texture is important because we still want that creaminess. That's what I look for in one. This may not be the typical panna cotta recipe and I always use this because I feel good eating it knowing that it's made with greek yogurt and gives me more excuses to down 3 panna cotta in a go. LOL.
This is something you can do to impress your friends who don't know any better during dinner parties, cos it can look fancy depending on how you plate it! But actually, we gave almost 0 f*cks when we made it.
I decorated it with crushed graham biscuits for some texture, we want something crunchy to balance the soft panna cotta. A little sweetness added by drizzling it with honey and some tang from the fruits. Just use whatever fruits you have in the fridge. My lazy "coulis" is made just microwaving some frozen berries and when it melts, I get some juice and pulp from that and drizzle over the panna cotta. LOLLL. I am the best laziest baker.
GREEK YOGURT PANNA COTTA
Prep: 20 mins
Chill: 2-4 hours
250g greek yogurt
300g milk (can substitute with coconut milk)
1tbsp gelatine powder (bloom in 3 tbsp water)
1 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste
Crushed graham biscuits/Nuts/Coconut flakes/Cocoa nibs
Strawberries or whatever berries!
Bloom the gelatine in 3 tbsp room temp water. Let sit, and once it doesn't look too grainy, microwave for 30 secs and stir to dissolve the gelatin.
Warm milk and sugar over medium heat on the stove. (Just simmer, not boil). Then add in gelatine mixture and stir till dissolve. Remove from heat.
Add in yogurt, vanilla paste, and stir till well-incorporated. Using a sieve, pour mixture into glass cups/molds and then fridge for at least 4 hours to set.
[OPTIONAL] To demold, use a sharp thin knife to run around the edges of the cup/mold and run the cup/mold under hot water or soak it in a bowl of hot water for 1-2 minutes. Then overturn it onto a plate and decorate/bougie it up baby!