Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Warm Berry Compote
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 6
This is one of my favorite desserts to make and to eat: soft, creamy, cool, sweet but not too sweet, and with a little tang and fresh tartness from the buttermilk and lemon zest. It’s also a perfect low-heat dessert for these, the hottest days of summer!
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 packet of gelatin
  • ¼ - ½ cup sugar or honey
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1 vanilla bean and seeds or 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 recipe of warm berry compote
  1. Stir together the gelatin and 2 Tbsp. water until combined and set aside to let “bloom”.
  2. Heat the milk, sugar or honey, and vanilla bean and seeds (or the extract over medium-low heat). Stir until the sugar has fully dissolved and the milk is just barely simmering. There will be tiny bubbles around the sides and just a few bubbles under the surface.
  3. Take the milk off the heat (remove the vanilla bean, if using) and stir in the gelatin and lemon zest.
  4. Pour into dessert dishes, ramekins, or molds and place in the fridge. Allow to set for at least two hours or until the panna cotta is fully set.
  5. Serve topped with warm (or cooled) berry compote and enjoy!
Recipe by Flurries of Flour at http://flurriesofflour.com/2016/07/buttermilk-panna-cotta-with-warm-berry-compote/