June 19, 2014

Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Strawberry Jam

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Panna cotta is light, delicious, and sneakily decadent (okay, not SO sneakily - there's heavy cream in it). It's a sweet treat that I don't always think to make but am always thrilled to have made when I do. This version takes it up several notches with tangy buttermilk. I know buttermilk is usually in savory dishes but it pairs perfectly with sweet and slightly tart strawberry jam. It's like a lightweight cheesecake in a glass! You can always double the jam and spread it on buttery toast or dip right into it with a spoon, mmmmm.....

Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Strawberry Jam
Recipe modified from Bon Appétit
Serves 6
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Ingredients - Panna Cotta:
  • 1 1/4 tsp unflavored powdered gelatine
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup crème fraîche (or sour cream)
Directions - Panna Cotta:
Place 1/4 cup cold water in a small bowl and sprinkle gelatin over, let stand until softened. Meanwhile, combine cream, sugar, and salt in a small saucepan. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean and add both seeds and pod to the saucepan.
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Bring to a simmer, add softened gelatin, and stir until dissolved. Remove the mixture from the heat and let it cool. Remove the vanilla pod from the mixture, whisk in the buttermilk and then the crème fraîche.
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Divide the mixture into jars, ramekins, or glasses. Chill until set, at least 2 hours.
Buttermilk Panna Cotta Topped with Strawberry Jam | hardparade.blogspot.com
Buttermilk Panna Cotta Topped with Strawberry Jam | hardparade.blogspot.com
Ingredients - Strawberry Jam:
  • 12 oz. strawberries, halved and hulled
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp unflavored powdered gelatin
Directions - Strawberry Jam:
Place half the strawberries and all the sugar in a medium heatproof bowl. Stir to combine and cover with plastic wrap. Set the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and cook without stirring until the mixture looks pale and soft, about 45 minutes.
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Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a measuring cup. Pro tip: if you push the mixture through, the jelly will be cloudy. Let it drain through on its own. Discard the strawberries and add water, if needed, so the liquid measures about 1 cup.
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Place 2 tablespoons cold water in a small bowl and sprinkle gelatine over, letting stand until softened. Meanwhile, bring the strawberry liquid to a boil. Add the rest of the strawberries and cook, stirring occasionally until tender. Remove from heat then add the softened gelatine and stir until dissolved. Set jelly aside and let it cool completely.
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Top the chilled panna cotta with jelly, dividing equally. Cover and chill until the jelly is firm, about 2.5 hours. Grab a spoon and go to town - you'll end up eating it in under two minutes flat. I think this buttermilk panna cotta can be eaten for breakfast or dessert. You can always divide it into mason jars so you can lid it and take it on the go! This treat would make anyone's AM commute better. 
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