Green Tea Panna Cotta with Chocolate Soil
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: Western
Serves: 4
Get jiggy with the dance of the green tea panna cotta.
  • 100 ml full cream milk
  • 2 tsp (7 g) powdered gelatine
  • 500 ml double cream
  • 75 g sugar
  • 1½ tbsp matcha green tea powder
Chocolate Soil
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  1. Chocolate soil can be prepared days before and kept in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Pre-heat oven to 150 celsius. In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients (except melted butter) together and mix well. Then stir in the melted butter until the mixture looks mealy. Line a baking tray with baking paper and spread the mixture evenly on the baking tray. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes, stir the mixture occasionally. Cool, then store in an airtight container.
  2. To make the panna cotta – gradually mix the green tea powder with 2 tbsp of milk in a small bowl until smooth. Pour the remaining milk into a small heatproof bowl and sprinkle over gelatine. Set aside for 5 mins. Then place the bowl over a saucepan of hot water and continuously stir until gelatine dissolves. Remove and leave to cool.
  3. Mix the cream and sugar in another saucepan and heat over low heat until almost boiling. Remove and pour into a jug. Whisk in the green tea powder and then followed by the cooled gelatine solution. Whisk until they are mixed well. Pour the mixture into dariole moulds.
  4. Transfer them into the refrigerator and refrigerate for 2 hours or more till set. To check if they are set or not, they should wobble like jelly when you move the mould and that the centre shouldn’t look like there’s still liquid.
  5. To remove from the moulds, dip the bases briefly for about 5 secs in hot water. Then gently invert onto serving plates and give short sharp shakes to loosen them. Serve with chocolate soil on the side.
Recipe by Honest Cooking by Mercato Fabbrica at