Galangal Panna Cotta

Aromatic and fruity, this gochujang-spiked dessert has a piquant, Korean cuisine-inspired kick in addition to its galangal and apricot notes.

Serves 4

Prep time 1 hour

Cook time 2 hours

galangal panna cotta

50g galangal

1.23g iota powder

0.95g kappa powder

100g white sugar

125g 35% whipping cream

500ml milk

  • Peel galangal, cut into pieces and smash.
  • Mix iota and kappa powder with sugar.
  • Combine whipping cream and milk in a pot, then pour in powders and sugar mix and use a hand-blender to disperse.
  • Bring mixture to a gentle boil of at least 80°C.
  • Add smashed galangal and simmer mixture for 1 hour.
  • Strain mixture and pour into glasses to set.

apricot gochujang sauce

240g sugar

60ml water

180ml Kara thick coconut milk (use only the thick top portion)

2 pandan leaves

10g fresh ginger

3 dried chillies

2g salt

15g mizkan rice vinegar

80g gochujang

100g dried apricots, macerated in white wine

60ml water

  • Combine 60g sugar and 60ml water in a pot, then bring mixture to a boil.
  • Use a wet pastry brush to dab the insides of the pan so that the sugar does not stick to the sides of the pot or burn.
  • Heat mixture to 110°C until caramel forms and darkens.
  • Add remaining ingredients except salt, mizkan rice vinegar, gochujang and apricots.
  • After steeping pandan leaves and dried chillies for 20 minutes, add remaining ingredients and cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Allow mixture cool, then adjust consistency with water if needed.

brown butter granola

240g Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods rolled oats

60g pumpkin seeds

60g flaxseed

20g brown butter

5g vanilla pasta

2g Maldon salt

20g honey

  • Preheat over to 150°C on medium fan in a convection oven. If using a conventional oven, increase temperature by about 15°C, depending on the oven.
  • Toss all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  • Spray baking tray with non-stick spray, then spread mixture evenly.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until toasted.
  • Cool before serving.


  • Assemble according to photos or as desired.

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