Amarula panna cotta – with honey roasted figs and shortbread crumble

(Serves 4 )

300ml              cream

200ml              Amarula cream liqueur

200ml              milk

20ml                gelatin powder

60ml                honey

50ml                water

100 g               shortbread, crushed coarsely – for serving

                        extra honey for serving


  • Hydrate (soak) the gelatin in the 50ml water until it is thick/hydrated, then heat it in the microwave oven for about 20 seconds until it is dissolved.
  • Combine the cream, Amarula, milk and honey in saucepan and stir over low heat until dissolved. Do not let it boil.
  • Add the dissolved gelatin, mix well and divide between 4 -6 ramekins (rinse the ramekins with cold water before use). Place in refrigerator to set for about 3 hours
  • Turn the panna cotta’s out onto serving plates (dip quickly into hot water) and serve with the honey roasted figs, shortbread crumble and a drizzle of honey


12        medium sized black figs, rinsed but leave skin on

50 ml   honey


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C
  • Place the figs on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Lightly cut/score the figs into quarters and drizzle with the honey. (Do not cut through_
  • Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes until the figs start to soften and brown slightly. Serve lukewarm


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