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Green Tea & Tofu Panna Cotta

Green Tea & Tofu Panna Cotta

Panna Cotta – “Cooked Cream” in Italian, is without a doubt one of Ashleigh’s favourite dessert. It’s made of milk, cream and sugar, all boiled in a saucepan and gelatine added to it. A good panna cotta should have a good wobble, and definitely not of a bouncy-like-a-tennis-ball texture.

I made panna cotta many times. I made plain ones, lemon ones and caramel ones. They are pretty fool proof if you understand how it works. So this time I think I’ll give it an oriental twist, putting tofu and green tea in.

The ingredients are simple:

Green Tea & Tofu Panna Cotta
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An East meet West panna cotta.
Recipe type: Pudding
Cuisine: Fusion
Serves: 4
  • 200g Tofu
  • 3tsp Green tea powder
  • 250ml milk
  • 100ml double cream
  • 50g sugar
  • 4 leaves of gelatine
  1. Put tofu, green tea powder and 50ml of the milk into a blender, whiz until smooth! (The amount of milk is adjustable, if you need more liquid to have a smooth blend, feel free to put more milk in, just remember to put less in in the next step.)
  2. Put the remaining milk (200ml), double cream and sugar into a saucepan, heat till tiny bubbles form round the side. Do NOT boil.
  3. Soak gelatine leaves in COLD water for 5 mins, take them out and squeeze all the water out of them.
  4. Combine ⅓ of the hot milk mixture to the green tea mixture in a bowl. Stir and mix well.
  5. Dissolve the gelatine leaves in the remaining ⅔ of the hot mixture.
  6. Pour all the hot mixture into the green tea mixture, mix well and put it in the fridge.
  7. Let it rest for 15 minutes, take it out and give it a stir. Now pour into your chosen jelly bowls! (I love my new Tala jelly bowls as they have lids on both sides, so it is impossible to have a disaster when you turn the jelly out!)


The end product is absolutely yummy. You won’t see the very vibrant green colour of the green tea powder when we started, but I think I prefer the subtle pastel green. You can taste the green tea flavour and in the background the taste of soybean from tofu.


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