Monday, March 11, 2013

Panna Cotta with Rangpur agar agar topping

Yesterday I posted about this citrus fruit, which I believe to be a Rangpur "lime" (technically not a lime!). And as promised, here is the recipe:

Panna Cotta with Rangpur agar agar topping

500 ml cream (if you are Vegan use Coconut cream, I am sure that it would go very well with this citrus topping!)
2 tbsp sugar
1 level tsp agar agar
for the topping
4 Rangpur limes
2 tbsp sugar
Half level tsp agar agar

Bring the cream to the boil with the sugar and agar agar, simmer until the sugar and agar agar  have dissolved (about one minute) stirring constantly, then pour into some glasses (I used different glasses, Martini and grappa mainly, since I hardly use them to drink with I thought it would be nice to show them off with a dessert!). Let the panna cotta cool down completely, and set. In the meantime separate the Rangpur segments into a bowl and remove all pips. Add 2 tbsp of sugar and let them rest at room temperature (in the sun if possible) and covered for an hour or two to dissolve the sugar and make some juice. Then put the segments and juice in a measuring jag and add water to take the Rangpur mixture  up to 300ml. Add half level tsp of agar agar and bring to the boil. Pour over the panna cotta and let it set at room temperature before refrigerating until serving time.

PS, don't forget to keep the peels and click here for a fragrant citrus bath idea!

Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©


  1. Un vero spettacolo.. una panna cotta così la divorerei al volo!! Complimenti amica mia e buona settimana!

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  3. Mi associo: splendido abbinamento, lo immagino anche se non cocosco i frutti!! :-D

  4. Hi Alessandra, I haven't popped over your blog in awhile.. My computer access has been limited. I quite love this recipe. So nice and refreshing. Pop over mine when you get a chance :)

  5. Questi bicchierini sono stupendi, un colore che mette voglia di estate!


  6. Beautiful. The different glasses have a lovely personality.

    1. Also, they are small, medium and large :-) so you can choose your dessert size!

  7. Lovely Alessandra, I was wondering what you would do with these interesting sounding fruit. I have a bowl full of sweet grapefruit that should work OK in place of rangpur, and love the use of agar agar. Thanks, Nicola

  8. Yes, I think grapefruit, and other citrus fruit, would work well too :-)



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