In February we used the Sainsbury’s Panna Cotta kit to make A Valentine’s Day desert and we were very impressed with the results. Just add milk and cream to the £1.20 packet mix and then you’re left with a rather wowing ‘home-made’ desert. Cheat cooking at its best and most inexpensive!
We had high hopes then for the Creme Brûlée kit (£1.20 also) from the same range and over Easter were very pleased to find they were not unfounded. With the Panna Cotta I experimented with the mould and as well as using ramekins I made little heart shapes in an ice cube tray; I wanted to change up the Creme Brûlée a little too.
The recipe was simply to add milk and cream just as with the Panna Cotta then bring to the boil to set in ramekins. To make it my own I decided to add 25g of dark chocolate before it boiled for chocolate Creme Brûlée but I wasn’t sure if it might change the way the mixture set? Luckily it didn’t and chocolate Creme Brûlée is delicious!
Once it’s set you add the sugar coating before placing under the grill and this makes a pretty impressive looking as well as tasting desert.
Making this dish from scratch would be terribly time consuming and a big faff but with a kit that produces these sorts of results I don’t think you would want to make it without.
We loved it and will definitely be using it again for dinner parties. It is so creamy and adding chocolate makes it even more decadent!
We were sent the Creme Brûlée kit from Sainsbury’s for the purpose of an honest review.