Use Up Egg Whites in Soft, Sweet Panna Cotta

Use Up Egg Whites in Soft, Sweet Panna Cotta

If you have leftover egg whites, why not make them into a meringue and use them for panna cotta? They're very good with caramel sauce.
You don't need an oven so they're quite easy to make.

Ingredients: About seven ramekins, each 7 cm in diameter

◎Gelatin powder
1 tablespoon
3 tablespoons
1 and 1/2 cup
60 g
Double cream
1/2 cup (100 ml)
Vanilla extract
about 12 drops
Egg white
100 g


1. Put the ◎ ingredients in a small container. Leave to stand for about 15 minutes to soften the gelatin.
2. Combine milk and sugar in a sauce pan and heat on medium. Stir with a plastic spatula to dissolve the sugar. Turn off the heat.
3. Add the gelatin from Step 1 into the milk from Step 2 quickly and stir with a plastic spatula gently to melt the gelatin completely.
4. Add cream and vanilla extract, then stir well with a plastic spatula. Transfer the mixture into a bowl.
5. Place the bowl over a bowl filled with ice and water then stir from the bottom up with a plastic spatula.
6. Once thickened, remove the bowl from the ice water bowl.
7. Make the meringue. Put the egg white in another bowl and whisk. Divide the sugar into 2 portions and add a portion at a time. Whisk the egg white constantly.
8. It's ready when you can hold up the whisk and soft white peaks form. When you hold the bowl upside down and the meringue doesn't fall, it's done.
9. Stir Step 6 quickly and add to the meringue straight away. Stir the mixture gently from the bottom with a whisk.
10. *If you want to remove the panna cotta from the ramekins, grease the insides of ramekins with vegetable oil (not listed), using your finger to spread out the grease evenly before filling them.
11. Spoon the mixture from Step 9 into the ramekins.
12. Arrange the ramekins on a tray and put the tray into the fridge for about 2 hours until set.
13. When set, they should be ready to serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to use up leftover egg whites and cream after I made soft egg custard. Besides the yolks, the ingredients you need are basically the same as what's required for panna cotta!