August 14, 2012

Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Blueberries

Buttermilk panna cotta with blueberries

Something comforting and something blue.

With the rain and cloudy days hovering over our city, I've had a craving for something comforting. Even though everything is green and luscious looking, when the clouds move in, the world outside my window looks a bit gloomier. 

It also happens to be blueberry season and buying a large clamshell container of juicy blueberries always puts a smile on my face.  I am always astonished at how deeply pigmented these sweet little berries can be.  Nature is fascinating and I am always looking forward to it's bountiful harvest.

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I wanted to try a buttermilk panna cotta this time.  I love the tang of buttermilk and felt that it would be a great complement with the sweet blueberries.  Panna cotta is a quick and easy recipe. It is great when you are entertaining because they can be made the night before, freeing you of extra work the day of guests arriving.

Perfect for a rainy summer day. Something comforting and something blue.  

Indeed.

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Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Blueberries
yields 4 servings

1 cup buttermilk
1 pkg (7 g) unflavored gelatin
1 cup whipping cream (35% fat)
1/3 cup granulated sugar

1 tsp vanilla 
1 cup of blueberries

Pour milk into a bowl and mix in gelatin. Let stand for 5 minutes.

In a saucepan, stir cream with the sugar, over medium heat until dissolved. Remove from heat. Stir in gelatin mixture.  
Add the vanilla.


Divide the blueberries into 4 ready-to-serve cups. Pour the mixture into each cup.  Cover and refrigerate for about 4 hours or until set. 

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