Cardamom and vanilla panna cottas

Cardamom and vanilla panna cottas
  • Serves: 4
  • Cook time: About 20 mins, plus 3-4 hours` chilling time.
  • Ready in: Over 60 Minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: 1
  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • Syns per serving:

These sophisticated panna cottas are a breeze to make and a great dinner party dessert.


  • 200g plain quark
  • ¼ - ½ tsp cardamom seeds, finely crushed
  • 3 level tbsp sweetener
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 x 175g pots Vanilla Mullerlight yogurt/or any Free vegetarian alternative
  • 1 sachet gelatine/agar agar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 pomegranate, halved and seeds removed


  1. Whisk the quark. Add the cardamom seeds, sweetener, vanilla extract and yogurt, and continue to whisk until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Place 2 tbsp hot water in a small heatproof bowl and sprinkle with the gelatine/agar agar. Stand the bowl in a saucepan of simmering water and stir until the gelatine/agar agar has dissolved. Cool, and then whisk into the yogurt mixture.
  3. Beat the egg whites until softly peaked and gently fold through the yogurt mixture. Spoon into 4 individual moulds. Chill in the fridge for 3-4 hours, or overnight, until set.
  4. Dip the moulds in hot water for a few seconds and tip out onto serving plates. Sprinkle with the pomegranate seeds and serve immediately.

Tip: Pregnant women, the elderly, babies and toddlers are advised to choose eggs showing the British Lion stamp if eating raw or partially cooked eggs.

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