Lemon & Clementine Panna Cotta

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It’s time again for the Monthly Ingredient Challenge:
A few of us super-talented foodies get together and decide on an ingredient for each month. We each have to create something fabulous with that ingredient and share it on our blogs.
{At the bottom of this post is a link that you can click on to view everyone’s recipes – check it out!}

I decided to make a panna cotta terrine – yes, yes, another terrine…!
Panna cotta is one of my favourite desserts – it’s the perfect light and refreshing dessert for a hot day and it’s super easy to make too.

The ingredient this month was lemon.

I love lemons and I use it a lot in just about every dish. It really lifts the flavours as part of the ingredients and when used as the main ingredient – well, it’s just so refreshing and invigorating!
Who doesn’t like lemons?!

I was in the mood for something a bit more fancy-looking and zhoosh…
So, here’s my recipe for a lemon panna cotta terrine with clementine panna cotta balls and poached clementine & lemon elements:

Lemon & Clementine Panna Cotta

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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You will need:

2 saucepans {one for the lemon and one for the clementine}
1 small rectangular dish or mould {approx 20 cm} – grease lightly with odourless coconut oil
silicone cake pops mould –Β grease lightly with odourless coconut oil

{For the lemon panna cotta}
500 ml cream
1 tbs raw honey
4 tsp gelatin powder, dissolved in 1 tbs cold water
Zest + juice of 1 lemon

Heat the cream until just before boiling point.
Add the honey and stir.
Whisk in the lemon juice and zest.
Dissolve the gelatin into the hot cream and stir until it’s completely dissolved.

Pour the mixture into your greased rectangular mould and let it cool before placing it in the fridge to set for about 3 hours.

{For the clementine panna cotta}
200 ml cream
1 tsp xylitol
2 tsp gelatin powder, dissolved in 1 tbs cold water
Juice of 2 clementines

Heat the cream until just before boiling point.
Add the xylitol and stir.
Whisk in the clementine juice.
Dissolve the gelatin into the hot cream and stir until it’s completely dissolved.

Very important: place the cake pops mould onto a plate before pouring in the mixture – trust me, it’s a mess otherwise!
Pour the mixture into your greased cake pops mould and let it cool before placing it in the fridge to set for about 2 hours.

{For the poached lemon & clementine elements}
1/2 cup of water
1 tsp xylitol
A few clementine segments, peeled {as in, the membrane that holds the segment together}
A few strips of lemon peel

Dissolve the xylitol in the water, over a very low heat.
Add the lemon peelΒ and bring to the boil.
Let it boil for 5 minutes, then reduce the heat to a slight simmer.
Add the clementine and let it reduce until all the water is gone and you’re left with the slightly syrupy fruit.

When your panna cottas are all set, place the rectangular dish in a shallow bath of hot water for a few second and then just loosen the sides with a knife.
Turn it out onto a serving dish.
Take the clementine balls and just fit them together – they’ll stick!
Carefully place them on top of and around the lemon terrine.
Adorn your masterpiece with the bits of poached fruit.

{Low Carb} Lemon & Clementine Panna Cotta {Pinterest}

You’ll want to serve this up at your next dinner party – your guests will be suitably impressed!

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12 comments on “Lemon & Clementine Panna Cotta”

  1. leiabushman Reply

    Wow, that looks so good! I’ve never had panna cotta, but I’d love to try it.

    • Heidi Reply

      Hi Leia,

      Thanks! You’ve gotta try it – can’t believe you’ve never had it! My dad always made it and I used to think it must be such a complicated dessert to make – until I just tried it one day…
      Super easy!

      Xx

    • Heidi Reply

      Hi Meaghan,

      Yes, it’s kind of like a cream-jello.. It’s basically just cooked cream {I.e. Heated} with gelatin {and a flavour of choice}.

      But yes, it does look and taste a bit more fancy than it really is!

      Try it!

      X

  2. Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com Reply

    Looks delicious! I’ve never had panna cotta but would love to try it!

  3. Lindi Reply

    This recipe seems like it would be a lot of work, lol. But it looks delicious! And you say its simple… so maybe I should try it! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    • Heidi Reply

      Hi Lindi,

      No it’s really super-easy! It just LOOKS complicated..!
      {I don’t like making complicated dishes…} πŸ˜‰
      Xx

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