Monday, June 25, 2012

Blueberry Pannacotta

My boy Ted is mad for cooking. He loves to watch Masterchef when he's allowed, says he wants to be a baker when he grows up and likes nothing more than to hang out in his bed reading cookbooks.

A little nerd after my own heart. Here he is, brandishing a whole lotta butter, and dressed in the apron that belonged to my Mums beloved Nanna Goodie. Teddy's great-great grandmother!

Here's a recipe we've made a couple of times lately, originally from the back of a muesli packet, slightly modified. It's simple, with some great kid-friendly steps in it, and it's very rewarding at the end. Also, any excuse to cook with immune-boosting blueberries at this germy time of year.

Blueberry Yoghurt Pannacotta 

1.75 tsp tsp gelatine powder (or near to!)
300 ml cream
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla paste or essence
1/2 cup Greek yoghurt
1/2 frozen blueberries

1. Pour 2 tblsp cold water into a small bowl and add the gelatine until it absorbs.
2. Combine cream, sugar and vanilla in a small pan and bring to a simmer. Stir in gelatine and whisk until dissolved. Remove and whisk through yoghurt. Divide berries between your moulds (if you have them) or little ramekins, teacups or bowls (if you don't.) I use our everyday orange ramekins and this mixture makes four decent little servings.
3. Pour cream mixture over the berries and refrigerate until set (about three hours - an after school cooking session should get dessert prepped in time for dinner.) 
4. Then enjoy while your little kids tell tales of the world. Today:  what Ivy learned at school.   'You should say 'I did a pass-wind, Teddy. It's the polite way.'

Who knew?


  1. There is every chance my ovaries just self combusted from sheer delight after reading this. TED! MAGIC MAN.

    1. I anticipate with pleasure the day you and Andy begin to breed your own mini-masterchefs Tor. It truly is the greatest joy. xx

  2. bless his socks. x minno

    1. I know Min. And Sylvie may be proud to hear that Ted has requested and received his own copy of Sparkle Magic (Sparkle Power? Total Sparkle Girl? Whatever the fuck) Magazine after having his head turned by her copy. He has been wearing the free-gift pink lipstick all day. x


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