Especially at the end of summer, figs delight us with their sweet taste. What to fill up with vitamins and minerals while making delicious desserts or jams. But did you know that the leaves of the fig tree can also be used to make original recipes? Their delicate taste, as floral as it is vegetable, gives desserts a lot of mystery… Proved with this panna cotta with fig leaves.
Looking for one dessert as original as it is easy to make ? This one will surprise your palate and your guests with its subtle aromas, where the taste of the fig is felt, but not only. The leaves of the fig tree are truly admirable because they offer a sweet taste that will not leave you indifferent.
Besides, we don’t think enough about using them in the kitchen, on the contrary Fig leaves have many medicinal properties, especially used in oil or decoction. They are thus anti-inflammatory, digestive and also energizing. But in the kitchen it is above all its incomparable taste that pleases. The proof with this fig leaf panna cotta recipewhere this aromatic reveals all its flavors.
Also read: 4 ways to use fig leaves to enjoy their benefits
A panna cotta flavored with fig leaves: joy and surprise await you!
Ingredients for 4 people:
To make this panna cotta – a popular dessert classic – you will need:
- 3 to 4 fresh fig leaves
- 3 sheets of gelatin
- 60 cl liquid cream
- 50 grams of sugar
- Optional: fig jam or a few fresh figs
As for the fig leaves, choose them very green, still tender if possible. Be careful when cutting them, the latex in the juice can be allergenic, especially if you expose yourself to the sun.
Steps of the recipe:
- The day before: run the fig leaves under water, then infuse them by placing them directly in a pan with the liquid cream. To do this, heat the cream and fig leaves until boiling before cooling. Leave to rest overnight and place the pan in a cool place.
- Then place the gelatin sheets in a hollow container of cold water.
- Remove the fig leaves from the cream, then press them by hand over the pan. Reheat everything, add sugar. Mix everything well.
- Add the drained gelatin sheets to the cream and place them one after the other in the hot cream. Stir the cream until all the gelatin sheets have melted.
- All you have to do is pour the cream into 4 verrines, then leave to cool. When cold, place the pannacottas in the fridge for at least 6 hours.
Serve them with a few fresh figs or a spoonful of fig jam. Enjoy your lunch!
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