Strawberry Thief Recipe By Vana

This three-part recipe from Vana celebrates the divine strawberry. This ruby-red fruit is an excellent source of vitamin C and magnesium. It is also super rich in antioxidants, which makes this pretty-looking dessert a delight for the body too.


Part One: The PannacottaPart Two: The CoulisPart Three: The Sorbet
  • 125 ml double cream
  • 125 ml milk
  • 20 gm powdered brown sugar
  • 200 gm strawberries (the fresher the better)
  • 2 sheets of gelatine

  • 200 ml strawberry purée
  • 2 sprigs of mint
  • 5gm agar agar

  • 300 gm strawberry purée
  • 40 gm powdered brown sugar
  • 1/2 a lemon, juiced


Part One: The Pannacotta
Part Two: The Coulis
Part Three: The Sorbet
  • Wash, hull, and cut the strawberries lengthwise.
    Cook them with sugar on medium heat.
  • Keep stirring in intervals of 30 seconds for
    10 minutes. When the strawberries are cooked
    completely, gently remove them from heat.
  • Allow the mixture to cool thoroughly, then blitz
    in a blender. Keep aside.
  • Soak two sheets of gelatine in chilled water for
    five minutes.
  • Heat milk and double cream in a pan. Remove from heat and add the soaked gelatine leaves. Mix well.
  • Allow the mixture to cool down to a temperature of 25°C; add strawberry purée, and mix well.
  • Take a glass bowl and place some freshly sliced strawberries at the base. Pour in the pannacotta mixture and allow it to set in refrigerator for two to three hours.

  • Heat strawberry purée in a pan till it is moderately
    warm. Add mint leaves, and let the flavour infuse for
    up to one hour.
  • Pass the puree through a sieve, and into another
    clean pan. Add agar agar and heat to 72°C.
  • Allow mixture to cool till room temperature and pour
    over the prepared pannacotta.
    Allow about 2 tablespoons in each bowl.
  • Allow the mixture to set for five minutes.

  • Wash, hull and cut strawberries. Cook strawberries with sugar on medium heat.
  • Allow the mix to cool, and then blitz in a blender. Churn in an ice cream machine and keep in the freezer until needed.
  • To plate, take out the pannacotta from the refrigerator. Add some freshly chopped strawberries on top. Take a scoop of strawberry sorbet and place on top of fruits. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.

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