Cardamom Leaf Pannacotta with Yka Leaves Syrup

Source: Franck Pontais

A totally unique flavour and fragrance that comes from the leaves of the cardamom plant. Only available from Koppert Cress.


(For 4/5 portions)

  • 6 Cardamom Leaves 
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100ml double cream
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 14g gelatine powder 
  • Melissa Cress 
  • Floregano®
  • Jasmine Flowers 
  • Yka Syrup 
  • 60g caster sugar 
  • 100ml water 
  • 8 Yka Leaves®


  • Blend together the sugar and Cardamom Leaves In a pan, add the cream, and 100ml of coconut milk. Heat it gently, whisking continuously. Add the gelatine and whisk until dissolved completely.
  • With the pan off the heat, mix in 70g of the Cardamom sugar and add the rest of the cold coconut milk. Pour into your chosen mould and chill to set in the fridge for a few hours.
  • Dehydrate the rest of the Cardamom sugar and reserve for plating up. To make the syrup, bring to the boil 60g of sugar with 100ml of water, reduce for 1 minute.
  • Add whole Yka Leaves® to the syrup whilst whisking until the syrup turns bright purple. Cook for 20 seconds only. Pass through a sieve or filter and allow to cool before using. Remove pannacotta from the moulds when ready to plate up.
  • Sprinkle some Cardamom sugar on top and add a few leaves of Jasmine Blossom, Floregano®, Melissa Cress and dehydrated Yka Leaves.

Recipe: Franck Pontais
Bron: Staff Canteen

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