Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Buttermilk panna cotta
There's going to be a lot more panna cotta-making around my house, let me tell you. Easy to make, no baking required, delicious.
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/4-oz packet unflavored gelatin
1 vanilla bean
1/2 cup sugar
Put the buttermilk in a saucepan and sprinkle the gelatin over it; let sit 5 minutes. Turn the heat to low and cook, stirring, until the gelatin dissolves completely, 3-5 minutes.
Scrape the vanilla seeds into the mixture. Add the pod as well, along with the sugar and cream. Stir over medium heat until steam rises, 3-5 minutes. Turn off the heat, cover, and let sit 15-20 minutes. Remove the vanilla pod and pour the mixture into 4 to 6 custard cups. Chill until set, 4 hours. Serve in the cups or invert onto plates.