Buttermilk Panna Cotta

Total Time:
4 hr 5 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
3 hr 50 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
s: 8 servings
Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
  • 1 (.25-ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 vanilla beans, split and scraped
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk, at room temperature
Directions

Sprinkle the gelatin over 2 tablespoons of water in a small bowl and let stand for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the half-and-half, sugar, vanilla pods, vanilla seeds and pinch of salt. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently to dissolve the sugar and avoid scorching the milk. Reduce the heat and add the gelatin and buttermilk. Strain through a fine sieve, removing the vanilla pods and any milk solids.

Pour mixture into 8 small ramekins and let cool to room temperature, about 45 minutes. Transfer to fridge and chill for 3 hours. To serve, briefly dip the bottoms of the ramekins in warm water and invert onto dessert plates.

BYOC: Top with your favorite fresh berries when in season. If you have the time, try and make a creamy caramel sauce by using sugar, water and half-and-half. Be creative and swipe the plate in a creative pattern. Let your inner artist come out.

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