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  • 2 1/2 leaves gelatine
  • 8 passion fruits
  • 200ml whole milk
  • 300ml double cream
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar


  • STEP 1

    Soak the gelatine leaves in a bowl of cold water. Meanwhile, halve 4 of the passion fruits and scoop out the seeds and pulp.

  • STEP 2

    Mix the milk and cream in a bowl, then pour half into a pan and warm over a low heat. Tip in the caster sugar and the passion fruit seeds and pulp, and stir until the sugar has dissolved, then remove from the heat.

  • STEP 3

    Squeeze out the gelatine sheets, then add them to the pan and stir until the gelatine has dissolved.

  • STEP 4

    Strain the liquid through a sieve into a jug and stir in the rest of the milk mixture. Pour into 4 moulds and chill for 4 hours or overnight until set.

  • STEP 5

    Halve the rest of the passion fruits and mix the seeds and pulp with the icing sugar. Push through a sieve into a bowl, then add 1 tbsp of seeds caught in the sieve. Taste and mix in a little more icing sugar if it needs sweetening.

  • STEP 6

    Turn out the panna cottas by briefly dipping the bases of the moulds in hot water. Spoon over the passion fruit sauce to serve.


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